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3.47 | 179 ratings

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2 stars Disappointed.

Iīve always had high hopes for Kaipa - they come from very fruitful prog music country- Sweden, there is undoubtedly high level of musicianship in the band and the Progarchives community has given this album a fairly high rating of 3.45. This purchase canīt go wrong you might think? Well, not exactly.

First of all, the album just sounds like most of the songs are written without a direction in mind. Many sections in different tracks repeat each other which makes them sound too much alike. Vocal melodies arenīt excactly helping either, because there is very little real creativity and a lot of rambling movements, which, in time, just gets annoying. In fact, sad to say, but female vocals on this record sometimes get downright disturbing, because of their high-pitched sound that tends to pierce the instrumentals. Oh, and not to mention the esthetics - I canīt decide which one is sillier - the name of the album or its cover? Solitary Pathway is probably the weakest song of the album, because the sense of 80īs pop music riffs (not in a good, Frank Zappa style) makes it sound nothing but cheesy.

There were a few enjoyable moments though. I really liked most of the instrumental solos, for example in Liquid Holes in the Sky and Path of Humbleness. The creativity of drumming and synth harmonies on this record are absolutely remarkable. Nevertheless, in my mind Angling Feelings is a weaker album than Mindrevolutions and In The Wake of Evolutions.

Just found myself thinking - if I could get only the instrumental edit of this record, Iīd probably give it 3,5 stars.

Oliverum | 2/5 |


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