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Karda Estra


Symphonic Prog

3.29 | 21 ratings

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3 stars A prog lullaby.

Okay, so that's not an entirely fair description of the music contained on this album. Richard and his band have created more here than just something to go to sleep to - the lovely acoustic guitars, the haunting vocals, the gorgeous strings, and so forth - they all combine here to create some truly beautiful instrumental music. Texture is the name of the game, melody rears its head with fair frequency, and this album starts pleasing from the first moment until the very last.

This is my fourth Karda Estra album, and it combines the soothing aspects of Constellations and Eve with the otherworldly aspects of Weird Tales to create something that's not quite as haunting as the latter, but still beautiful in an eerie, fragile way.

There is nothing on this album to really shock or offend, in fact this album, despite the above description will not really surprise the listener at all, especially if you have listened to the works of this project before. This is not a bad thing, the band has mixed things up a bit but remains completely recognisable as themselves and nobody else.

Ultimately this is an album that is very relaxing. The kind of album that, when you want a bit of music to accompany you on your journey to dreamland, you might think of. Not quite a lullaby, per se, and definitely good for more than just falling asleep to - but peaceful.

TheGazzardian | 3/5 |


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