LANGHOFF – Safe Distance (2014)
With skilled songwriting and cool ’80s references, “Safe Distance” is the debut Cd from Danish singer Bjarne LANGHOFF.
On “Safe Distance”, you will hear Langhoff’s fondness for the classic L.A. Westcoast AOR sounds but also funk, classic rock and smooth pop, in areally well produced record.
The material is varied in style, arranged in detail and delivering impressive performances from the featured session musicians – not to mention Bjarne Langhoff’s powerful yet clear singing voice.
Langhoff’s mentioned influences go from Bill Champlin, Nik Kershaw, Seal, Richard Page and even Toto, including all the cream from the L.A. scene, but this album it is still very much a universe of his own creation, one where his signature voice transport the listener through beautifully arranged tunes characterized by its unique and dynamic sound.
In 2009 Langhoff entered the big stage of the Westcoast music world when he was featured as a solo performer on the Tribute To David Foster collection, a record to honour one of the finest songwriters in the world.
Langhoff’s solid performance later resulted in an invitation to contribute to the album Highlights And Rarities with his version of the top hit She’s A Beauty, originally performed by The Tubes.
Langhoff first performed his way into Danish viewers hearts in 2012 during the premier season of the television program The Voice. But he didn’t want to rush his debut CD and instead continued his work on “Safe Distance”, already a long time in the making.
If you’re looking for some ‘new’ music and artist to dig into, here’s another Scandinavian guy that surely delivers.
Langhoff possesses an amazing voice with lots of integrity and he delivers these 10 original songs with passion, power and soul. Together with great production and amazing musicianship, you can hear the dedication to every detail.
To reach the depth and dynamism that matches Langhoff’s ideal sound, he allied himself with a team of experienced musicians (Jonas Krag, Lars Daugaard, Allan Nagel and others) and put the mixing and the mastering in the hands of renowned Finnish sound engineer Mikko Raita and mastering legend Jan Eliasson.
Very recommended to Westcoast AOR / soft rock aficionados.
01 – We Made Our Mistakes
02 – Jesus Through The Light
03 – Lullaby
04 – New Mexico
05 – Silence
06 – All Day Funny
07 – Hollow Soul
08 – Safe Distance
09 – Hollywood
10 – We Made Our Mistakes (Radio Edit)
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