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Kaipa

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Studio Album, released in 2010

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1. In The Wake Of Evolution (10:57)
2. In The Heart Of Her Own Magic Field (5:12)
3. Electric Power Water Notes (17:51)
4. Folkia's First Decision (2:33)
5. The Words Are Like Leaves (5:36)
6. Arcs Of Sound (8:22)
7. Smoke From A Secret Source (9:24)
8. The Seven Oceans Of Our Mind (10:09)

Total Time 70:05


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Line-up / Musicians

- Patrik Lundström / voice
- Hans Lundin / keyboards and vocals
- Jonas Reingold / basses
- Morgan Ågren / drums
- Per Nilsson / electric and acoustic guitars
- Aleena Gibson / vocals

Guest Musicians:
- Fredrik Lindqvist / recorders
- Elin Rubinsztein / violin


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Release date: Germany/Austria/Switzerland: March 12th, Rest of Europe March 15th, USA April 2010.

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Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
4 stars Well well well, what do we have here ? Another Kaipa album without Roine's touch, but fortunately, it's a good one. In The Wake Of Evolution begins with typical, new "Kaipa" sound, but soon (after two minutes), we are instantly presented by Prog Ballad (yes, it is in ballad type, but done in Prog style, which I appreciate, interesting combination). It's weird again, because it may remind both Karmakanic (melancholic feeling) and The Flower Kings (long, uplifting at times compositions). First woman vocals, then man joins, then their duet. Singing some kind of story about past times.

I like evolution. And this album is evolution in being melodic, while still containing Prog elements (I don't want to go to debate about "how much" Prog TFK + related are Prog or not, but that's how I feel. It's more what I like & feel like it's good & should be well rated than any academic knowledge / education, because I don't have any. It's just my feeling and my short time experience (few years with Prog).

Whole album sounds very emotional and "full", dense and well made. After all, it took them four years to produce new album, so ideas were gathered and accumulated here, so the result is very well managed. I don't have necessary bad feeling about it, there are no "first-look" negatives.

But because of overlaying epic theme, thoughts that this is the most beautiful (yes, such term exist in my mind) from this year (and by beautiful I mean Symphonic) album of 2010.

4(-), because of mentioned things. I really like this one, so let it to swallow you.

EDIT: After some time, it's still interesting, but there are flaws in whole impression this albums makes on me. There are highlights, bright moments and it all has TFK impression. But it's not as strong as I thought before.

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Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010

Review by Tarcisio Moura
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars Less than 3 years after the brilliant (but, alas, criminally underrated) Angling Feelings comes In The Wake Of Evolution, Kaipa´s fifth release since their come back in the 2000´s. Honestly, I was not expecting such powerful (and long) CD in such a short time span. but here it is: 70 minutes of pure 24 carat symphonic prog music. As you may have guessed by its title, the album is strongly influenced by the 70´s classic bands, specially Yes (they even quote the band in on eof the opener´s lines: "We´re closer to the edge than yesterday", plus the same Hammond sounds you hear from that era in The Yes Album). And you know what? I love it! At least they´re doing it their own, swedish style.

The line up is the same as on Angling Feelings, with songwriter and keyboards maestro Hand Lundin proving to be one of the best and most prolific prog composers of today. Guitarrist Per NIlsson is playing better than ever, showing that he was a very good pick to replace the irreplaceable Roine Stolt. His style of playing is quite similar of that of Stolt´s, so the sound kept its high quality trademark. Vocals are on the controvertial side of the band and I reckon they are not everybody´s cup of tea. Still I think the combination of Aleena Gibson´s and Patrick Lundström´s voices work very well within the musical context of the album. You have to admit their unique delivering is quite original and very much part of Kaipa´s sound nowadays. They make the music here sound more modern and less derivative than most retro bands.

Lundun´s songwriting habilities are stunning that combined with the tasteful arrangements and the superb perfomances of al musicians (and singers) make this CD one of the most enjoyable and exciting releases I´ve heard this year. There is not one weak tune in the whole album. The good prodution enhanced the strong and enthusiastic playing. The inclusion of recorders and violin on some tracks also gave a slightly sweden folkish and baroque flavour here and there. Nice!

If you´re into classic synphonic prog of the great bands of the 70´s you can´t misss this one! . Rating: between 4,5 and 5 stars. Highly recommended!

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Posted Thursday, March 25, 2010

Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
5 stars I'll go out on a limb and, only a third of the way through the year, declare this album one of the best of 2010. The songs are lush, spectacular and energetic, and the performance, by all involved is first rate. There is even no drop off at guitar, with Per Nilsson (for a second album) in place of Roine Stolt. Bassist Jonas Reingold (of The Flower Kings) and drummer Morgan Ågren far outshine the original rhythm section of Kaipa.

The songs are powerhouse examples of strong symphonic progressive rock. Even the two weaker songs, Arcs Of Sound and The Seven Oceans Of Our Mind have great instrumental sections.

The recording quality is crisp and perfect. It would take a real curmudgeon to dislike this album.

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Posted Friday, April 30, 2010

Review by poslednijat_colobar
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars Archetype of modern symphonic rock

After a long period without reviewing albums and even longer period without giving 5 stars rating, I return with a review about this brilliant symphonic album by swedish veterans from Kaipa. And it's not accidentally, but naturally! In my opinion, the best album of 2010 so far! It's what I dream of all the time when I pronounce the words symphonic rock. Exceptionally balanced album without weak (or even just good) moments. It's full of surprises and emotional parts as well as great guitar solos, saturated sound, and original development of the ideas. Probably the most important moment of the album are the complicated and reasonable structure of the musical themes and their combination with the vocal parts. The combination of male and female vocals is just divine. Impressive performance and quality of the vocals, which's not typical for most of progressive rock music. All the instruments perform remarkably. There're no weak components all around the album. As a general conclusion I would say - perfect combination of songwriting and musicianship. All these superlatives raise In the Wake of Evolution to the heights of modern progressive rock culture!

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Posted Friday, May 21, 2010

Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
2 stars In a way prog is an extreme type of rock, stretching the genre to its limits and exploring the outskirts of its possibilities. This has created some of the best rock music ever but unfortunately, as it goes with extremities, the balance can shift entirely the other way as well and produce very distressing kitsch. That is what happened on In The Wake Of Evolution.

When it comes to stale symphonic bombast, In The Wake Of Evolution easily surpasses all competition. First of all there's the in your face Yes plagiarism. Mimicking another band is not wrong as such, but unluckily Kaipa doesn't capture the creative genius of Yes at all. This is a gaudy Yes make-over that sounds more like Tormato then like any other album. The synths are loud and tasteless, the guitar lines overwrought, the solos pointless, the melodies cliché and so on. In short, everything that can go wrong with a symphonic album does go wrong here.

If the hollow Yes style-exercises won't warn you off, the plenty AOR influences on this album sure might. In the Heart of her own Magic Field for instance is flat commercial FM-rock. The folk commonplace added on top won't help. And on it goes for a full 70 grating minutes in total. Only the closing track has an anthemic chorus that kind of works, even if it's as old as the hills.

This music sounds completely fake to me, while wearing the glitter cloak of prog, there is not one minute on this album that is blessed with the true spirit of progressive rock: there is no heart in this music, no personality, no creativity, no artistic vision, no decent compositions and no emotion.

In The Wake Of Evolution is a flashy pastiche of symphonic prog that offers striking arguments for all prog bashers to claim prog as the worst and most tasteless music ever made. Who can blame them when hearing this album. It's a shame really, prog produced and continues to produce some of the most stellar music ever. Kaipa however is catered for sympho die-hards only; the remainder of the world has no need for this album at all. Formulaic and forgettable.

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Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010

Review by lor68
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3 stars Well what's all the fuss about it?

Certainly- I recognize it- They are talented musicians, as for their experience (especially regarding the long career which has characterized the role of Roine Stolte within his recent groups- such as Transatlantic, Flower Kings and of course the present Kaipa), but I'm a little bit disturbed when the typical sound of the seventies begins to "flow" in their compositions!!... Ok- by considering this album "In The Wake..." another product of classic prog- the choice made by Kaipa is always coherent, even though at the end their artistic value is poor, being too much "derivative" in my opinion, regarding the old style of the band (perhaps it could have been ok thirty years ago!!...).

Instead when They insert simple and convincing melodies into the mini-suites, inside a "wall" of mellotron sound, by driving the listener to the folk music genre, the output is a little bit different. Otherwise, despite of finding some embarassing lyrics inside, you can appreciate a good example of interplay between the guitar and the keyboards, above all in the track "Arcs Of Sound" or within the title-track , but I don't know whether it's enough to recommend the present work or less.

You can check it out at least, but for instance a clever band from the USA- like Echolyn- had traced a path to be emulated in the 1st half of the nineties in their gem "Suffocating the Bloom"- and it could have been a new way in order to perform an excellent modern symphonic prog; instead Kaipa has never followed such example... in fact the present album- that creates some echoes of an old and dated music genre- also in the title (do you remember that famous album by King Crimson in the early seventies?...)- is sometimes interesting anyway, even though being never able to make a renewal of the so called progressive genre (think also of Frank Zappa or After Crying within "6"!!).

After all it's better than their previous albums, but neither exceptional nor original at all...so make your own choice, as usual!!

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Posted Saturday, July 17, 2010

Review by lazland
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4 stars Easily one of the contenders for album of the year in 2010, in spite of some pretty tight competition, the new album from Kaipa delivers on all fronts, and provides us with some of the finest in modern symphonic prog.

Roine Stolt - who he? Okay, a little tongue in cheek, but it has to be said that his absence here really is not noticed at all. Talking of The Flower Kings, Reingold here cements his reputation, in my opinion, as the finest modern bassist there is in this type of music. His playing thunders throughout.

The flavour of this album moves from bombastic, to marvellous folk, all achieved with some of the tightest musical performances you will ever have the privilege of hearing. It takes its influences from the classic symphonic bands, most noticeably Yes, but also fuses it with that unique Scandinavian brand of modern progressive rock. Those of you who, like me, are also fans of prog folk will hear a lot here to delight your ears. For instance, the humble recorder has never sounded as good as it does on this album.

I especially love Aleena Gibson's vocal performance on this, and, to be honest, my only minor quibble on the work as a whole would be my desire to hear more of her in front than Lindstrom. Her performance on In The Heart Of Her Own Magic is nothing less than stunning, and this is one of the tracks which has, at its heart, a strong folk flavour. Having said that, the vocal harmonies between the two are joyous.

The tone all the way through this album is relentlessly upbeat, and, indeed, listening to it almost makes me forget the foul wet weather we are experiencing here in Wales as I write this review.

This is not an album perfect enough to warrant the full five stars. It is, however, an album which more than creditably warrants the four stars I award it. Very highly recommended to all those who love the old symphonic prog, The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, and similar such fare.

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Posted Monday, November 01, 2010

Review by Andy Webb
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3 stars In the wake of legacy

Kaipa is well known as one of the more popular Swedish symphonic groups of the 70s. Putting out a number of well-received albums through the 70s and into the 90s, they enjoyed a relatively large amount of success in their genre. Going on hiatus in the early 90s, the group returned in 2002 to record Notes from the Past with their former guitarist and current guitarist of the popular modern symphonic band The Flower Kings Roine Stolt. He left the band again after Mindrevolutions, but the band continued on and released their latest album, In the Wake of Evolution in 2010. My first reaction to this album, my first full album by the band, was the radical change in style from what I had heard of their earlier, 70s work. Whether it was the departure of Stolt or the change in musical era, but this modern work, to me, seemed much cheesier and more "polished" then their "vintage" eclectic symphonic work of the 70s (and of course they now sing in English). That sincere symphonic output was still there, but to me, it seemed like the band was trying too hard. Now don't get me wrong, this album is chock full of fantastic melodies and really great themes and dynamics, but in the end I feel this album is not up to par with some of their older stuff.

Now I've said before that you shouldn't compare a band's newer work to their older work and my comments about this album's "evolution" from their old style are purely biographical. However, my comment about the cheesy nature of the music still holds. Despite being full of catchy melodies and memorable themes and instrumentations, the music is pretty shallow. Although the atmosphere of the production makes the tracks have a much more grand appearance, behind the equalizers and studio reverb is some, however jovial and lighthearted, dry compositions. It pains me to be so harsh upon such fantastic musicians, but I really can't feel the inspiration in the music, despite it being good overall. There are some really cool moments, especially the great jazz-inspired rhythmic work and cool folky instrumentation (although the synthesized instruments used contribute to the overall cheesy sound the album has). Overall, the album is really a pretty good balance. It has very stark lows, as well as some rather high high points.

In the end, I have a pretty mixed feeling about this album. When I first delved into Kaipa's sound, I fell in love with the soaring symphonic melodies and lines of harmony (which I now realize hardly exist). As time passed, I began to realize that the album was a little shallower than it would like you to believe. Although I'm usually not one to accuse lyrics, I can't help but point out the rather simplistic (although they were a good try at some "deep" topics). They meld well with the melodies, but little can really be derived from the words. Overall, the album is good, but not fantastic. The definition of a three star rating is a perfect descriptor for this album: good, but non-essential. And that is how I shall leave this album. 3 stars.

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Posted Friday, April 22, 2011

Review by Easy Livin
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3 stars Mostly Yes

With Roine Stolt once again out of the picture and Per Nilsson installed as lead guitarist, the 2007 album "Angling Feelings" indicated that this time around there would be life for Kaipa without Roine. Three years later, the line up which made that album returned unchanged with this the band's 10th official studio album. Hans Lundin takes charge of all the song-writing, and makes a point of wearing his influences on his sleeve. Naturally, there are similarities with other Swedish prog bands, but it is Yes who come through most; more so than even Stolt era Kaipa.

The Yes nuances are exclusively instrumental and lyrical ("Closer to the edge"!?) though, the vocals being decidedly un-Yes like. The duel female/male lead voices of Aleena Gibson and Patrik Lundström are a bit of an acquired taste in symphonic prog terms, the closest comparison probably being bands like Mostly Autumn. The song structures though are intricate and convoluted in the best traditions of this style of prog, Per Nilsson's lead guitar playing being admirably Howe like.

At over 17 minutes, "Electric Power Water Notes" is the longest of the tracks. Here it seems to me the band try just too hard to be complicated, falling into the same trap which affects The Flower Kings by mixing things up without a clear direction. The track is a good listen, but it could have been tightened up considerably.

Occasionally, such as on "In The Heart Of Her Own Magic Field", Kaipa will move into more orthodox areas in order to give Gibson the chance to deliver something which puts the emphasis firmly on her vocals. The folk influences which have always run parallel with the band's main sound are still present, emphasised through the recorders of guest musician Fredrik Lindqvist, which opens several of the tracks.

It is hard to say exactly what it is that causes me to have reservations about this album. Perhaps it is the vocals of Patrik Lundström, which I find to be lacking in melody. Perhaps it is the feeling that the music does not feel inspired, but rather takes its form from well used templates. I certainly would not presume to advise any admirers of Kaipa or symphonic prog to pass the album by. For me though, while I appreciate the contents, they do not make me want to play the album on a regular basis.

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Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review by Starhammer
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4 stars Smoke from a familiar source...

'In The Wake of Evolution' is the band's second release since influential guitarist Roine Stolt left the band (for the second time), and proves they still have what it takes to make an excellent album. The Swedish veterans have never strayed far from the symphonic formula over the years, but this is certainly more powerful than most. The style is reminiscent of both Yes and The Flower Kings, excellent guitar work, a mixture of light and heavy synths, top notch vocals, punchy basslines and the occasional bombastic drum fill. The lyrics are hippyish but not exactly cringe-worthy, and the song structure provides some nice variation.

If there was one flaw to this release it would be its length. At just over 70 minutes it could do easily shed a track a track of two and still provide the same magic. If that were the case it might even be in contention for five stars, such is the quality of the music.

The Verdict: Countless reiterations of the classic 70s symphonic style have sprung up over the past decade, but 'In The Wake of Evolution' is better than most, and a great starting point for discovering Kaipa.

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Posted Sunday, November 13, 2011

Review by Anthony H.
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4 stars Kaipa: In the Wake of Evolution [2010]

Rating: 8/10

After the slight misstep of Angling Feelings, I was worried that Kaipa would be unable to compensate for the loss of Roine Stolt. That album showed bandleader Hans Lundin amalgamating various influences, such as folk and melodic-rock, into the band's tried-and-true symphonic-prog sound. While there were some good results, the album as a whole was a disappointment. Fortunately, In the Wake of Evolution is no such thing. Kaipa have completely recovered from Roine's departure, creating an album that is far and away their best work yet; it even manages to supersede the 70s albums. The folk influences continue, but they meld perfectly into the music this time around. The songwriting is splendid, combing memorable hooks with virtuosic musicianship and epic compositional structure. Per Nilsson is finally able to fully demonstrate his guitar prowess; he comes from a metal background, but his playing fits the music regardless. All of Kaipa's strengths are emphasized here, including instrumental interplay, grandiose songwriting, strong melodies, and light atmosphere.

The album opens with the absolutely wonderful title track. This piece builds on a fantastic main theme, working itself into an intense conclusion. "In the Heart of Her Own Magic Field" is a full-on folk piece with some gorgeous pastoral instrumentation. The 17-minute "Electric Power Water Notes" is crux of the album, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. Lundstrom's vocals are in prime form, and the lengthy instrumental sections are filled to the brim with enormous Mellotron and synths. Nilsson's guitar work is spectacular, as well. "Folkia's First Decision" is a short folky cool-down from the preceding epic. "The Words Are Like Leaves" is a gothic-inspired track with grand Mellotron. It's an excellent mixture of symphonics and hard-rock. "Arcs of Sound" is one of the less interesting tracks on the album, are there still some great melodies to be found on it, as well as a nice synth solo. "Smoke from a Secret Source" has a great groovy rhythm section and nice bombastic synths. "The Seven Oceans of Our Mind" is an excellent climatic closing piece that ends the album on a high note.

I am enormously impressed with In the Wake of Evolution. This is a crisp release full of inspired songwriting and memorable musicianship. However, it does taper off a bit during the second half. The first three tracks (which constitute about half of the album's length) may be the best songs Lundin has ever written. However, the rest of the album doesn't quite live up to these heights. The latter half is still excellent, however, just not as much so. This is only a minor grievance, through. Kaipa spent many years refining their style, and this album is the culmination of such refinement. This is a superb piece of work that should not be overlooked by fans of symphonic progressive-rock.

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Posted Friday, November 25, 2011

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars The newest Kaipa album from 2010 named In the wake of evolution is almost same with predecesor, I mean I can't find the diffrence between this one and last 2-3 albums they release. Same symphonic prog, almost pointless in some parts with mediocre songwritting. Again as musicians, each member handle the instrumenta very well, but as a unit is almost boring at best. The ideas and all are usual and to damn unintresting. One of those albums that while I give 3 stars is less fascinating then other with same rating. Not a piece is excellent but in same time not one is bad, is just ok and nothing more.

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3 stars Kaipa is a band which I have different opinions about. Their record "Vittjar" didn't affect me but this "In the Wake of Evolution" had been hard to leave. I have listened to it many times and love it partially. This is Kaipa's tenth record and its fifth after the reunion 2002. It lasts for 70 mi ... (read more)

Report this review (#1020603) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Monday, August 19, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I am one of the old generation, tied up to the old dinosaurs of the rock like pink floyd, genesis etc.. Sincerely the kaipa I had never felt them and not only them, From a few years with the use of internet I have discovered musical groups that had been born to the times of the greatest musi ... (read more)

Report this review (#813058) | Posted by Pink Vlosy | Friday, August 31, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I've listened to a number of Kaipa albums, a number of times now. Out of all of them this is my favourite. They don't have the polish or exceptional production of some of the other mountains of contemporary prog out there, but I do really like this album, even after listening to it at least a ... (read more)

Report this review (#567095) | Posted by Richens | Saturday, November 12, 2011 | Review Permanlink

2 stars This one creates a quandry. I can't fault the effort made, but what happens if I end up not liking it? If my star rating is low it looks as though it's a poor product, but the truth is, it's anything but. It's just that their musical style never really grabbed me. I HAD read that the sound ... (read more)

Report this review (#386698) | Posted by sussexbowler | Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars "In the wake of evolution" is one of the major releases of the year 2010.Esse is the debut album by Kaipa full of what I hear, and I'm almost reaches amazed.The tune them to perfection! The fact is that this band has always caught my warning.Wires their sound of the 2000s is very different from t ... (read more)

Report this review (#357683) | Posted by voliveira | Sunday, December 19, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The best Kaipa album of the new era not considering the 70s first three great albums. Since Kaipa started playing again in 2002 the albums have varied from good to great, this album is somewhere between great and excellent. Lots of goodies here, from the excellent starter to my favourite song " ... (read more)

Report this review (#345038) | Posted by Andis | Monday, December 06, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Kaipa post Roine Stolt has delivered. I had/have very mixed feelings about the first post Roine Stolt album Angling Feelings. Although Kaipa is still continuing the same style, my mixed feelings has now evaporated. I am by no means an expert on Kaipa although my collection include most of ... (read more)

Report this review (#291746) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Saturday, July 24, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This album was my first approach to this progressive rock band called Kaipa. I've to read some reviews all around the web, some guys stated that one of the best albums ever, few said overrated and hyped. Well, I started listening without any expectations, and when it's ended the first thing came ... (read more)

Report this review (#289984) | Posted by qlacs | Monday, July 12, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I'm sorry. Too retro. While I certainly respect the efforts and musicianship of Kaipa and The Flower Kings and Transatlantic, I don't want to go back, to recreate the music of the 70's. The music of the 70's is done, classic, almost sacred. I want NEW music, new styles, structures, and innovations. ... (read more)

Report this review (#284750) | Posted by BrufordFreak | Thursday, June 03, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I heard the last working Kaipa carefully and honestly do not understand all this enthusiasm for an album that seems very trivial. It is true that it is very listenable and sometimes even pleasant, but to tell the whole truth, in my opinion, the disc ends on an easy pop in too many times. There is ... (read more)

Report this review (#284419) | Posted by zorn1 | Tuesday, June 01, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is symphonic prog at its best! Kaipa has managed to produce 70 minutes of solid classic 70s symphonic rock sound, somewhat akin to Yes but with more electric guitar and less prominent bass. Even the vocals manage to sound like Jon Anderson (not to mention borrowing a few lyrics from Close t ... (read more)

Report this review (#280187) | Posted by myhandsarefree | Saturday, May 01, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Quick links for good music Introduction Oh well well well, what we got here? Personally I don't trust too much the "most popular album" link, first of all you need to be a mind opened person to take an unknow artist and start to listen at him (and it's not for the mere ''gold'' but for a bun ... (read more)

Report this review (#275798) | Posted by Erik Nymas | Thursday, April 01, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Ladies & Gentlemen ! Here is a fabulous new entry ! After many listenings since I got this fantastic CD, I can say, simply, that it is my favorite one. At the top of my Top-100 list, in front of everyone, including all Genesis, TFK, GlassHammer ! Everyone. The best prog CD that I own; period !!! T ... (read more)

Report this review (#274535) | Posted by Progdaybay | Saturday, March 27, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I did not know Kaipa was releasing a new album until I saw it on PA. I immediately got myself a copy of this album and I am impressed. While Ronnie Stolt is not playing guitar here, Kaipa prove that they don't need Stolt to make a fantastic record. In The Wake of Evolition is that album. It st ... (read more)

Report this review (#273055) | Posted by sirfragalot86 | Friday, March 19, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Holy monkeys, Kaipa managed to pull together an album just as strong as 'Inget Nytt Under Solen' this year, and boy what a ride it is! From the amazingly carnival ride that is the title track through delicious quirky folk numbers such as 'The Words Are Like Leaves', this is symphonic progressive ... (read more)

Report this review (#272252) | Posted by Candlejack | Monday, March 15, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album follows Kaipa's landmark of perfect meeting of prog music with classical and folk influences, making their music an "easy-to-enjoy" experience, based upon rich and colourful melodies and a great guitar and key work. The leaving of Roine Stolt was with no doubt hard for the band, but ... (read more)

Report this review (#266601) | Posted by Coon00 | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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