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The Carpet Knights


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.92 | 29 ratings

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5 stars Swedish Progmasters are back in town, with another masterpiece, and a huge one! Back in town, yes, but with 2 new members, replacing the great drummer they had on ''Lost And So Strange Is My Mind'' and the interesting bassist. Is this good news? It had lots of chances of being a bad thing, to make the band suffer from their creativity. Well, in fact, it gave a different structure of bass/drum interplay, adding a different approach to the sound, closer to what you expect from a unique band like the Carpet Knights. The flute, less present than in the first 'opus', is there to give the sound nice little details, to give it an 'epic' sound. The songs are in general closer to stoner and rock than in their previous effort, wich could please of deceive you, depending on your tastes. I, personnally, am opened to a whole lot of styles, so it surprised me, in a good way. The singer is still one of the pillars, with his incredible lyrics, his beautiful voice. The guitarists, playing in duo, are amazing. Playing sometimes with strange effects that would make you doubt if there's a keyboard in the band. The drums are in general more aggresive than into their first album, wich is good for the slight change of direction they took. Aggresive, but not in an heavy metal way, just more powerful. Sadly this drummer seems not to appreciate tiny little details as his predecessor, but these last 2 facts makes them equal at my eyes. The bass is excellent, creative, far from the classic rock boring continuous rythm section. The production pushes now the drums on the main side, and still make the music so perfect. Modern in terms of quality, while vintage in terms of general sounding, far from the 'plastic' effect most modern compositions suffer of...

This album, a little different from their first one, is absolutetly excellent. A true masterpiece, no doubt about it. But I will not admit it is better or worse than ''Lost And So Strange Is My Mind'', for they each have their own way of being epic.

Give it a look, for sure, the Carpet Knights are genious!

Ogilla | 5/5 |


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