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Trinity S
5 stars Continium. Great beginning of an interesting story. This year, 2019, Karfagen has released their 10th effort. 'Continium' has really powerful classy tracks that most of the prog rock fans will enjoy for sure. It starts from 2 parts of 'a Winter Tale'. I saw both this parts live a few times now and can say they are Karfagen classics, always interesting to listen to. Leading Motif from this tracks are on the Sunchild's 'invisible line', bits of it on 'the Wrap' and I think on some more albums , it's like a sort of Antony's message - guiding line. Silent Anger is tasty 5/4 instrumental with knob accordion and lovely chord structure. Mariana Sobol did some cool vocalizing in the apogee of it. 'Old Legend' another, so to say, 'playing art rock ' piece. It has some nice vintage organ sound (Yamaha yc-45d) performed by Oleg Polyanskiy. Piano and guitar 'vivace' riffs and passages, mellotron. Interesting middle section. 'Amused Fair' is the first Karfagen officially released epic. Nice piano based intro with upbeat and uplifting mood. Gentle vocalizing by Tim Sobolev, who has appeared on a few more Antony's projects. (Sunchild 'the Gnomon ' latest Karfagen 'Dragon Island suite' and on 'the Space Between Us'). Mellotron flute solo is like an ice on a cake, love it. 'Marvelous Dance' is the track that Antony fairly thinks is one of his best compositions. I do agree it's so well structured. It's only 3 and a half mins but it's says all. 'Close to Heaven ' is a bonus track that is like a hit acoustic ballad, I think it logically led to the Sunchild, more vocal oriented music. Absolutely great album. Maybe the sound production of it is not so balanced and well crafted like Antony has on his latest works.. but it's ok to me. It's a great start of a band with big potential.
Trinity S | 5/5 |


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