KAIPA Mind Revolutions SPV (2005)
This bunch have been doing progressive rock for 30 years; one does have to
hope that is hasn't always been this bad.
To be fair their press describes them as "unconventional" which as far as can tell means incredibly tedious.
Whenever Aleena sings lead its rather trying; her high pitched whinge does
not invoke pleasantries.
I really tried to like this CD, being a bit of fan of prog music. Every so often you get a prog release that is just
impenetrable and this is one such release. This makes Dream Theater's "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" seem like a pop record. Although it features
the talents of the Flower King's Ronnie Stolts, this is just too quirky and Swedish for most. Yes they are talented musicians but they have not made an
enjoyable CD. One for Ronnie Stolt completists only.
Review by Marty Dodge
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly