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KAIPA

Kaipa

 

Symphonic Prog

3.91 | 207 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars "the jungle is full of silver, gold and s****" - Saker har två sidor

This is the debut album from Kaipa. A Swedish band I feel is pretty undervalued both here in PA and in the prog world in general. But those of us who knows this band really appreciate them.

This album is a classic Swedish symphonic prog album in the vein of The Flower Kings. The Swedish vocals sets this album a part though. This album also has some great fusion melody lines. It is also equally rooted in the rich Swedish folk songs tradition which dominated the Swedish airwaves and music scene at that time. But this album also nods towards Van Der Graaf Generator, Yes and Genesis too.

There are some great vocals, guitar solos, Hammond organs and bass here in addition to the drums. The sound is excellent.

The songs are really great and I can listen to this album far more than needed to make a review. It goes straight into my heavy rotation list, in fact. From the opener Musiken är ljuset to the closing song Oceaner föder liv, this album is a riotous party. My only gripe is the lack of a killer tune. But it is still a great album.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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