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Swiss band KEDAMA was formed in 1971 by Christian Linder (guitars, keyboards) and Richard Rothenberger (keyboards), and the band as such was finalized when drummer Peter Suter hooked up with them in 1972. In 1973 the band won a rock band contest giving them free studio time, which were used in between gigs to create and record their 1976 debut album "Live At Sunrise Studios" - a live in the studio recording where the trio played quirky instrumental numbers with references to the likes of Gentle Giant and King Crimson.

Only two years later the career of Kedama hit full brakes though. Debts were accumulating, and the changing musical climate lead to fewer people wanting to see the band perform live. After a concert with an audience of just 30 people in 1978 the band decided to call it quits.

After several years of a steadily building interest in their first album a CD reissue saw the light of day in 1999. The popularity of this second release of the album spurned a partial reunion of the band. Linder and Rothenberger got together and recorded new material, which surfaced as the self-titled CD "Kedama" in 2002.

Kedama has since recorded at least one more full length album, "Hope Is...", which have yet to see the light of day. Furthermore, material enough to fill 3 more CDs have been recorded as well, but has since been scrapped over the years as the creative duo after consideration felt that this material didn't fulfill their ambitions.

Time will have to tell whether or not any more of the material from this Swiss act will see the light of day sometime.

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Live At Sunrise StudiosLive At Sunrise Studios
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Machi No AkariMachi No Akari
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Live At Sunrise Studios
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Kedama (aka Free Flights Fly Free)
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Hope is ...
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No. 8
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Nine lives

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Vilicht Git's Meh (with Odium da Pyo)

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 Live At Sunrise Studios  by KEDAMA album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.67 | 18 ratings

Live At Sunrise Studios
Kedama Crossover Prog

Review by DaremoS

5 stars It shouldn't be necessary any advice to enjoy this marvellous work.

But to allow you to enjoy even more deeply what you are near to listen, just one recommendation: please, do not compare what this Swiss guys have put in this album, it can't be a reason to disqualify their work.

Probably you will listen some Anglagard or Anekdoten resources, remember that this album was released in 1976. Or some King Crimson, or lots of resourced of progressive rock, There are, but have been used by musicians of a great sensibility.

If somebody do this nasty action, it will be spoiling his own pleasure and enjoyment.

No matter what you do, this album will be a piece of art. Do not wasted it.

 Live At Sunrise Studios  by KEDAMA album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.67 | 18 ratings

Live At Sunrise Studios
Kedama Crossover Prog

Review by erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This is a trio from Switzerland with a CD release featuring the four songs from the original LP (1976) and seven bonustracks. The range of vintage keyboards is impressive: Mellotron, Hammond B3 organ, Minimoog synthesizer, Farfisa organ and acoustic - and electric piano. The compositions sound pleasant but a bit fragmentic, like a bunch of nice ideas during a jam session. The guitar work is fiery but there are only a few soli. The most obvious hint is early Yes. The bonustracks feature more instrumental variation like a sitar and more lush keyboard sound. Highlight is the track Honey Moon delivering awesome Mellotron waves but Feelings Without Name is also wonderful with Spanish guitar and flute. A fine album with some beautiful moments.

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