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IN THE WAKE OF EVOLUTION

Kaipa

 

Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 382 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Kaipa post Roine Stolt has delivered.

I had/have very mixed feelings about the first post Roine Stolt album Angling Feelings. Although Kaipa is still continuing the same style, my mixed feelings has now evaporated.

I am by no means an expert on Kaipa although my collection include most of their albums. I have to admit that Kaipa has been put on a back-burner for a while. In fact, too long. I need to change that. But I also believe I wrote this too in my Angling Feelings review two years ago so I am not exactly a man for my words. Anyway..........

Kaipa is to me a Swedish band with roots in the Swedish folk rock style. Roots which started to grow to a decent cedar tree after Roine Stolt's exit. The rest of their sound is the typical 1970s symphonic prog with emphasis on Genesis and Yes. Add some RPI too and you get their sound.

The music is both epic and very melodic. It is full of small details which makes this album a real joy to behold. In other words, the quality is great throughout. My two only gripes is that there is no real killer tracks here and the songs is a bit too sugar sweet to my liking. But this album gives me the feelings of a typical sunny summer's day on the farmlands in Sweden. And that is a good thing.

This album is a great album with no great weaknesses and a sunny flavour. I really likes it and I should now give this band a lot more respect. Kaipa is really among the five best prog rock bands from Europe at the moment and this album really proves my point.

4 stars !!!!

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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