Art Rock Show – Urskog (Week 22)

De legendarische Zweedse progressieve folk-fusion-rockband Kaipa hebben een nieuw album de wereld ingestuurd. Met het nieuwe album Urskog komt ook een nieuwe drummer…

The Progressive Aspect review: “With the band line-up having been stable since 2006, this album sees a change with British drummer Darby Todd replacing Morgan Ågren – big shoes to fill, but guitarist Per Nilsson saw it as an opportunity to bring some new sounds into Kaipa: “I only had one person in mind, someone whose creativity and chops rival those of Morgan’s but with more of a hard-hitting rock edge”. Having recently played with former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, Darby’s resumé is filled with such names as Devin Townsend, Gary Moore, Joe Lynn Turner, Robert Plant, Robben Ford and Paul Gilbert. He proves to be a more than able foil for bassist Jonas Reingold, the duo laying down some mesmerising grooves.

Kaipa’s instrumental quartet remain sublime, working with and off each other to create that familiar and unique ‘Kaipaness’, within which the vocal pairing of Patrik Lundström and Aleena Gibson once more deliver the words with wide-eyed enthusiasm. The vocals are perhaps more sparing than on previous albums, allowing the instrumental fireworks to shine, but both singers are at the top of their game, belting out the words with panache. (…)

Kaipa again sound like no one but themselves, and for me they instil all that can be good about progressive rock. If you know the band, getting Urskog is a no-brainer. If you don’t, this is an excellent place to start. And if this isn’t at the top of my list of albums for 2022, I’ll be astonished.”

Naast Kaipa met Urskog, The Sea Within (The Sea Within), Magic Pie (Fragments of the 5th Element), Beardfish (Mammoth), The Flower Kings (Meet the Flower Kings) & Anekdoten (From Within).”

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00

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