CONFIDENTIAL BREAKFAST HAZ 032
"Also, Jeroboam son of Nebat rebelled against the king. (...) Now Jeroboam was a man of standing (...). Solomon tried to kill Jerobeam, but Jeroboam fled to Egypt (...). When all the Israelites heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel." The Bible ( I Kings 11-12)
Lennart A. Salomon shows class in naming his solo-case after the bear-toothed antipode of his prominent namesake King Solomon. Does that not express what the premise for a creative continuity is all about? The steady opposition and distance towards one’s own work. A long time ago Jerobeam provoked the wrath of the prophets by erecting idols in the holy land. They had the shape of bulls. A skimpy three thousand years later Lennart A. Salomon proves himself to be almost as cantankerous, but his humor is a bit more subtle. Just shy of a dozen songs anyone of which could break into the charts had it been furnished with a few trinkets ( … and packed in chicken-breast and/ or roast beef as you wish) rumble through the groove with no shirt on. The “Confidential Orchestra” Benny Greb and Thomas Merkel exercise themselves in understatement. Somebody is coming clean here for the entire guild. It pops, it funks, and it cries so cavalierly: It’s Pop-Propaganda!
… and at the very end Lennart Salomon himself tells us over a confidential breakfast how to play the game with clichés. Now this is insolent! This is cinema for the big screen in obscene dimensions!
LINEUP ON "CONFIDENTIAL BREAKFAST":
Lennart A. Salomon: Vocals, Choir, Guitar, Upright Piano, Hammond Organ, Percussion
Thomas Merkel: Bass
Benny Greb: Drums, Trumpet
All songs recorded, mixed and produced by Two Horses and Kaneoka One for and at Hazelwood Studios.