Category: TOMI MALM

Backman Johanson And The Others (BJATO) – At Last +2 [Reissue including Bonus Tracks] (2019)

At Last” is the fascinating debut album by Backman Johanson And The Others (BJATO), the Swedish project inspired by classic AOR sounds. Created by experienced musicians Mats Johanson (guitars, keys and programming) and Kaj Backman (keys and programming), the record features class musicians and vocalists such as Göran Edman, Johan Boding, Frank Ådahl, Tomi Malm and many more.
Many years in the making – hence the title “At Last” – the album is a delicious collection of melodic songs carefully arranged, performed and produced. Including two bonus tracks – one of them sung by Edman – the album was reissued 2019.
The motto here is Westcoast AOR, not so in the ‘smooth side’ of the genre but in its more dynamic spectrum. I would say ‘melodic rock Westcoast’.
Think CWF Champlin – Williams – Friestedt, Street Talk, some TOTO, Tomi Malm recent album featured here (who also play keyboards), Talk Of The Town, Radioactive, etc.

TOMI MALM – Walkin’ On Air (2017)

For AOR / Westcoast fans over there there’s awesome news from specialized label Contante & Sonante: the highly anticipated debut album from producer, arranger & songwriter TOMI MALM, titled “Walkin’ On Air“.Malm hails from – yes, of course, Scandinavia – particularly Finland, and his name caught international attention with the now-classic release of ‘Fly Away: The Songs Of David Foster’....