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Karda Estra


Symphonic Prog

3.29 | 21 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars I often criticize reviewers who write about genres and styles they dont like or understand. So Im warning anyone who reads this text that I didnt know this band and I simply decided to get this CD out of curiosity after reading a couple of reviews. What I write here is simply my personal opinion and nothing else. While highly regarded by some people here on PA and with the tag of "symphonic prog" (my fave prog style), I found nothing here that I do see as that. This is not to say that the musicians are not good or the songs are bad. I believe if you like soundtracks youll enjoy this album very much, because thats exactly what it sounds to me: incidental music for a film I didnt see. Some parts are quite nice and even quite familiar, like the obvious bossa nova traits of Girl In A Spaceship, but the impression it gives me is that the music goes nowhere. Nothing excited my imagination, nor pleased me much. The production is top notch.

So dont get fooled by the label of symphonic prog. There is very little prog in here, few symphonic parts and no rock at all. But again, the music itself is not bad. Like I said before, if you like suave, delicate instrumental soundtracks you should check this out. But dont expect anything more than that.

Rating: definitly this one ois for the fans and collectors. 2 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |


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