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Kayak - See See The Sun CD (album) cover




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3.78 | 149 ratings

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4 stars Another Dutch progressive rock legend,KAYAK were found in early-70's by two neighbours in the town of Hilversum.After recording some demos with Phonogram Label,finally they signed a contract deal with EMI and released ''See see the sun'' in 1973.Influenced by the likes of GENESIS,YES and SUPERTRAMP,KAYAK entered the progressive scene amazingly strong with an album filled with atmospheric vocals,catchy melodies and dominated by the Hammond organ,harpsichord and mellotron.Their style is a beautiful cross between GENESIS-like soft mellotron-based passages,catchy art rock with a pleasant atmosphere in the vein of SUPERTRAMP,light multi-vocal parts not unlike YES,while even some more dark and hypnotic moments will bring KING CRIMSON to mind.I fell in love with this release,it's a beautiful combination of mellow and more intense musicianship with superb melodies and great atmosphere.Not so original,but absolutely essential if you're fan of any of the afore-mentioned bands.
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