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Knifeworld - The Unravelling CD (album) cover




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3.61 | 79 ratings

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5 stars Knifeworld is the band resulting from a solo project of Cardiacs guitarist Kavus Torabi. Tim Smith always described Cardiacs music as "psychedelic pop'. The same description you could give Knifeworld, yet they do not sounds like Cardiacs at all. In fact they do not sound like any other band currently in my collection.

Surely you can hear a lot of influences. I can hear a bit of Syd Barret, a bit of XTC, a bit of Gentle Giant and, what the hell, even a bit of Cardiacs. The unravelling sounds pretty diverse yet very coherent at the same time.

One of the strongest assets of this band is the wonderrful horn section. The bassoon intro on 'Send him seaworthy' gives me goosebumps everytime. More prog bands need horns and above all bassoon!

This is not a typical 'prog' album and it was never meant to be. Still I think many prog fans would enjoy this. It is colourful, layered and complex psycedelic pop. Kavus has a background in RIO/Avant prog but let this not deter you; The Unravelling is remarkable accesible but with an adventurous nature.

4 1/2 stars but happily rounded off to 5

thedunno | 5/5 |


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