Kaipa - Keyholder
Inside Out Music
Artist: Kaipa (www.kaipainfo.com)
Label: Inside Out Music (www.insideoutmusic.com)
Genre: Progressive Rock
I am curious to know who is responsible for the fantastic artwork on the new Kaipa CD Keyholder. I would be the first one to say cover art is important but not that critical concerning the over all affect of a presentation. My premise is what you hear on the inside is what really counts. In this case, both factors are just as important and meaningful. The artwork looks like a combination of Salvador Dali and Roger Dean, if you can even imagine that. All of the humanoid and otherwise mythical creatures are standing in line with their keys to see if they can unlock the door to their destiny and dreams. On the other hand, is that what they are waiting for? On the back, the humanoid life form paints a picture of itself, a virtual mirror image of the world in which it lives. It is paradox in that music serves the same purpose for the artist; it is also a mirror of the creator's soul.
This album has a harder edge than Notes From The Past release yet there is an existing Yes/Flower Kings tastefulness in every tune. It would be difficult for this music not sound like TFK as Roine Stolt adds his creative guitar and vocals and TFK band mate Jonas Reingold contributes his standout bass playing. Regardless of the familiarity with the sound you will surely recognize and identify with, you will find this to be a strong Kaipa album due to the other half of the team Hans Lundin's (Hammond organ, synthesizers, mellotron, pianos & vocals) strong presence and contributions. Aleena is once again a part of the sound on a few tracks. She has a soft and angel like voice that makes the music adopt an entirely different feel. As I recall her talents were utilized more frequently on the previous album, thus the more rock and progressive oriented this album sounds.
I am delighted with this album as I am sure all prog-rock fans, Kaipa and TFK faithful will be. This CD offers up an intense session, filled with exacting musicianship that creates atmospheres that will linger in your consciousness long after the disc stops spinning. This is progressive rock for the ages brought to you buy two of the geniuses still making music with meaning and substance, Roine Stolt and Hans Lundin.
1. Lifetime of a Journey-8:14
2. A Complex Work of Art-11:57
3. The Weed of All Mankind-9:29
4. Sonic Pearls-6:06
5. End of the Rope-13:59
6. Across the Big Uncertain-8:30
7. Distant Voices-13:00
8. Otherwordly Brights-7:08
Hans Lundin: Hammond organ, synthesizers, mellotron, pianos & vocals
Roine Stolt: Electric & acoustic guitars, percussion & vocals
Morgan Ågren: Drums
Jonas Reingold: Fretless & Yamaha custom basses
Patrik Lundström: Lead and backing vocals
Aleena: Lead and backing vocals
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