Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Carpathia Project - Carpathia Project CD (album) cover


Carpathia Project


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.63 | 26 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars Here is an interesting collaborative project between two Hungarian virtuosi, Zsolt Daczi and Tamas Angyan. Right from the first track we hear the difference between the two guitarists, one of them has a crunchy tone and uses a jazzy harmonic language while the other has a creamy tone and has more of a standard shred/neoclassical soloing style. If you think that's incompatible, think again; there is fantastic synergy between the players and it sounds like they are communicating with ease. Based on the first track one would think that this is a rather straightforward instrumental shred cd, along the lines of Satriani or Malmsteen, after all it's distributed by a shred label, Guitar Nine Records. However, the second track features a violin riff, with a distinct balkan flavor, with rhythmic alterations of groups of 2 and 3. With each new track a completely new flavor can be heard, some pieces have a latin flavor, others suggest slavonic highlander influences with the use of the lydian modality, and yet others fall into the boundaries of typical modern fusion (there is a track here named "Fusion"). Each track has something new to offer that one wouldn't expect, and the tunes themselves are strong enough that the album has a good listening longevity. It is not clear to me if this was a one-off project or if there's a possibility of another one, but that would surely be a treat, as this is one of the best of its sort that I've heard.
Salviaal | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this CARPATHIA PROJECT review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.