It’s time for the release of Erik Borelius’ fourteenth album Expedition Inside. It contains the nine singles Erik Borelius released during 2017-18. For each song, Erik painted and took photos for the single cover design based on his interpretation of the music. For Erik, this is a new and exciting way to present his music.
Expedition Inside is packed with guitars. Erik Borelius’ favorite for the moment, the Danelectro Baritone, colors several tracks. All songs are instrumental, the styles differ, but the acoustic and electric guitar playing unifies the music.
Expedition Inside is a journey with Demons & Saints, thru the Latin jazz of A Night in Seville, to the dramatic Between Wind and Water.
After a Meeting with the jazz-rocky Tiptoe, the journey continues Northbound for inspiration from Swedish folk music, followed by easy-listening jazz-pop in Kind of Wild.
On the last leg, you hear Lone Tones in a Morricone-scented Shoot Out, followed by a rocky Taking Off, ending up in The Explorer of soft jazz fusion.
Erik Borelius has composed and produced Expedition Insideand plays guitars, bass, and trumpet (Lone Tone Shoot Out). Mats Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized musicians, plays drums and percussion. Mastering by Uffe Börjesson, Earhear.
A new star, the ultimate guitar album (GP), Fantastic debut (SDS), “Exceptional musicality” (OJ), “Do not miss Erik Borelius” (KvP) … the acquaintance with this ultimate guitarist will be this years musical event (JP)
No Fool from the debut album Perfect Partners 1986
It is concert music. Modern classical music. Delightful, beautiful, suggestive and expressive. Erik Borelius is a virtuoso waiting to be discovered by a huge audience all over the world (DD)
Grammy-awarded SexTioTvå. This version from the collection Guitar 2000
… a perfect quartet sound. … the melodies are first class, as are the vocals (VF), Erik Borelius makes the kind of music that ought to be heard in the scenes of a five star movie (AH)
What Is It All About from Erik Borelius And House Of Sound 2014
Erik Borelius & House of Sound live 2014 (photo Johan Adelstål)
… this is about a highly skilled musician who doesn´t avoid any style in his creative work. He represents a unique width and variation so everyone is guaranteed something that appeals, whether you dig pop, jazz, funk, rock or classical music (ST)
Back To You from The World We Know 2010
Imagine Jimi Hendrix, imagine Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Kings, think of Swedish folk-music and sadness. …The influences comes from many different styles but Erik’s astonishing technique and perfectly clear acoustic tone together with his arrangements forms a whole often lacking on a “Best Of”-album (GD)
Don´t Say No Senorita from the Grammy-nominated album Duende. This version from the collection Guitar 2000
Anyone who takes the time to get into Erik Borelius world of music will be generously rewarded (M), The music is meditative, soulfull, lyric, impulsive and inspiring (GP)
Northern Lights from My Kind Of Picture 1995. This melody was played everyday for four years on Swedish Television
He plays and sings with a supreme sense of closeness. Well varied compositions, with lyrics that reach deep down (NA), … writes songs that ought to make Donald Fagen and Walter Becker jealous (ÖA)
Woman On The Floor, Erik´s debut as singer 2003. The album What Is Success
The whole record is in parts so perfect that you shiver with pleasure. … Put your head-sets on and sit back and enjoy (TT), This year’s surprise from Sweden? (ST), A softly swaying, jazzy rocky craft put together by parts that make me think of names such as Steely Dan, Pink Floyd and Paco De Lucia (GP)
Life can be this picture from What Is Success
Unusually successful, well-arranged modern instrumental music… an eldorado for acoustic guitars. Within Borelius the soloist lives an inflammable little flamenco player… Duende stands apart from all faceless new age, ambient music and whatever else today’s versions of different instrumental music are called (SDS)
Duende from the Grammy-nominated album with the same name. This version from the collection Guitar 2000
His acoustic playing is transparently elegant, while the electric parts are close to catching fire. Furthermore he is a good singer… It´s smart and beautiful, but still not overloaded, and it swings with supreme authority in all the various tempos (VF)
Skinthin Attraction from Live The Life Of A Star
From the recording of Erik Borelius and House of Sound (photo Ninna Lindvall)