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Karda Estra


Symphonic Prog

3.29 | 21 ratings

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4 stars Karda Estra is a totally new band and sounds to me. I did the interview with Richard, but nothing could prepare me for these sounds and this album which was a free download when I got it.

Wow, words almost fails me when trying to describe this music because this band is pretty unique. Wow........ This is not an easy review to write.

Karda Estra is building soundscapes and sound sculptures on this album. That by the means of both acoustic and electric instruments. I get some Aranis vibes here and that is a good start point for me. But Karda Estra is a lot more symphonic than Aranis. Hence, they are in the Symph Prog genre. But they have a lot of avant-garde and some new-age elements in the sound sculptures they have created on this album. The mood is sometimes dark, but always mellow and pastoral. It is like Genesis at their most pastoral. That and mellow, pastoral Rock Progressivo Italiano. Add a lot of classical music too. Karda Estra is in essence a chamber orchestra with a wide variety of instruments. Oh, that does not make them a chamber orchestra then. OK, replace that with a baroque orchestra playing a gig in one of the great French cathedrals. But don't believe this album is an easy listening album. It is not.

The quality of the music is great throughout and this album has become a firm favorite in my office and in my home during the last week. I love their sound and I love their sound sculptures. The music is also as challenging as a vertical rockface. A nice workout for anyone's brain, that is. This is definate an album you should get.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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