Peter Yttergren is a real talented musician that lives and breathe Genesis for breakfast,lunch and dinner - his debut solo album "Another world" takes the listener on a journey through the 80?s albums with Genesis with a touch of westcoast tendencies a la Don Henley,Steely Dan and Michael McDonald. Especially the keyboardharmonies reminds a lot of Tony Banks as well as David Foster while Peter?s voice gives the music that special westcoast vibe. This album contains songs written and recorded during the last 3 years with musicians from seven different countries,making this a global project. Peter has hooked up with guitarist and friend Ove Lundqvist (Crystal Blue) to form a band and record material for a follow up to "Another world".
The progressive "This land" opens the album in the finest Genesis tradition and the upbeat pop pearl "Without your heart" is flirting with Mike and The Mechanix. Peter shows what a great melody maker he is in the ToTo sounding ballad "Emilie",in the title track "In another world" my thoughts go to the Swedish progpop band Dive feat. phantom singer Krister Linder aka Chris Lancelot. The instrumental "If only" sounds like a collaboration with David Foster for a soundtrack theme,just adorable! One of my favorites is "Lorraine" that could?ve been an unreleased track with Don Henley,absolutely amazing. The groovy and rhythmic "Make a change" is the result of how a westcoast song should sound like if Tony Banks recorded it,nice. I suggest you pay a visit to his website and learn more about Peter Yttergren,let?s just hope he will focus on more upbeat songs on the next record.