ARTIST:

KAIPA

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

URSKOG

(2022)
LABEL:

INSIDEOUT MUSIC

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Concept-album, Female vocals, Fusion, Groovy, High-pitched vocals, Neo, Old School
"While keeping his 70's ties, Kaipa offers a good album of modern progressive rock with a neat production."
ABADDON (21.04.2022)  
4/5
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Five years have passed since the release of "Children of The Sounds". Still led by Hans Lundin, the Swedish band Kaipa takes us for a sylvan walk ("Urskog" = primitive forest), with tracks mostly written in 2018 and keeping almost the same formation, their usual drummer being unavailable has been replaced by the Londoner Darby Todd, a big name who has worked for Devin Townsend and Gary Moore among others.

And this new contribution is far from being insignificant. Of course, Kaipa remains firmly anchored in a progressive style largely influenced by the seventies, with all the inventiveness that this implies, but the drums bring here a new dynamism and groove. With Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic) who puts his stamp on the bass, the band has a first-rate rhythm section that even allows for more jazzy incursions (the central part of 'The Frozen Dead of The Night', among others). The length of the tracks (the shortest one exceeds 6 minutes) allows to vary intelligently the registers, thus avoiding any boredom.

In the little game of influences, the listener obviously recognizes the compatriots, The Flower Kings in the lead but also Moon Safari for the rather playful side of the vocal parts, more harmonized than in the past. By small touches we also hear Yes (Patrik Lundström's clear timbre is not for nothing), Kansas for the twirling violin of 'In The Wastelands of My Mind' (the only vaguely folk caution of the album), and even Keith Emerson on the synthesizer.

"Urskog" is a predominantly instrumental record, which is a good thing because the vocal parts are not the band's strong point. On 'In The Wastelands on My Mind', Aleena Gibson's tone has a childlike tone that can become tense in the highs, and generally speaking, it is not in the sung parts that Kaipa expresses himself best, but in the long instrumental developments that are carefully linked in an interesting diversity. Special mentions to the opening track, archetype of the seventies constructions, to the instrumental 'Wilderness Excursion' and to the sax blow on a ternary rhythm in 'The Bitter Setting Sun'.

While keeping its 70's ties, Kaipa offers a good album of modern progressive rock with a neat production, a good example of current adaptation of an era that opened many horizons.


More informations on http://www.kaipa.info





TRACK LISTING:
01. The Frozen Dead of the Night - 18:52
02. In A World of Pines - 10:04
03. Urskog - 7:57
04. Wilderness Excursion - 8:57
05. In the Wastelands of My Mind - 6:13
06. The Bitter Setting Sun - 15:20

LINEUP:
Aleena Gibson: Chant
Darby Todd: Batterie
Hans Lundin: Claviers / Choeurs
Jonas Reingold: Basse
Patrik Lundström: Chant
Per Nilsson: Guitares
   
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