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Kaipa

 

Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 173 ratings

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mothershabooboo
4 stars This was my second Kaipa album I've come to possess, but was one of the first albums that I've grown to love from this sight. I was hooked and pulled in after listening to the song "A Complex Work of Art" that this sight had to sample, and after that I *HAD* to have this album. Unfortunately for me, good music always is very hard to find, unless I order it. But enough of the back story, on to the review!

I will admit, the album is not for everyone. It has an over all feel of romance. It is a very romantic album. Kind of like all those good love songs, but not so corny. There are some parts where you feel like gagging on a spoon, but they are few and far between. The two main songs that follow this are 'A Complex Work of Art' 'Across the Big Uncertain' and 'Otherworldly Brights' but there seems to be an overall theme of it across the whole album.

But not all the songs have that happy-go-lucky attitude. 'The Weed of All Mankind' has some what of an edge to it, being a bit heavier then the other songs. 'End of the Rope' being clocked in as the longest song on the album, goes through many faces, so it does not just stick to one sound.

If you're into the big Broadway Show Tunes, such as myself, you will enjoy this album to some degree. If you're one that can't stand the occasional happy happy joy joy feelings, you may want to skip this album. If you've heard Kaipa's previous album 'Notes From The Past' this album wont be a complete shock or surprise. The band sticks to what they know, and perform very well.

Musically, this is an amazing album; each song has its own feeling and emotion. I would buy this album (and did) for 'A Complex Work of Art' alone, but you can also live without the album since the best song (in my opinion) can be heard on this sight.

4 stars for following their song and being a complex work of art, but it does fall short in being a true masterpiece.

mothershabooboo | 4/5 |

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