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Karda Estra

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3 stars This release seems to be continuing the trip back to the origins of the Karda Estra sound. At least, it's there the primary leaning to remain within the domain of instrumental resources given only by keyboards and guitar, as it was also the case with their first album. In fact, there are absolutely no other instruments contributing to this eerie sounscape. Don't expect, for example, the classical tones of a chello, an oboe, or maybe a flute, all of which have taken part in the sound of the great majority of the group's recorded output. There is some classical touches, nevertheless, put by the piano. Another conspicuous absence here is that of the female vocalist, except for the very last track.

Still, I find no problem enjoying this, as neither should you, I supose, if you were into a rather abstract kind of composition, mounted on a free but always ear-friendly harmonic setting.

Anyway, I can't say that this record may be an "essential" listening.

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