(Inside Out 2022) Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP + CD & as Digital Album.
Legendary Swedish progressive folk-fusion-rockband KAIPA returns in April 2022 with their 14th studio album “Urskog” and a new drummer Darby Todd from London, UK.
Urskog takes the listener on a breathtaking journey through the Swedish wilderness and the changing seasons. The title track takes us deep into the heart of the Swedish primeval forest, evoking images of old folklore with its Swedish lyrics. Lean back, relax and immerse yourself in the sonic forest of Urskog, or better yet use it as the soundtrack for your own wilderness excursion!
The result is as colourful musically and lyrically as KAIPA devotees will expect from the band’s rich discography dating back to the debut opus released in 1975. Formed in 1973, KAIPA never shied away from experimentation, embracing fresh elements and sounds manifesting especially on the albums released in the 2000’s. ‘Children Of The Sounds‘ is no exception, the album burns with creative fervour and spirit most vividly displayed on the title track, the 17 minutes long “On The Edge Of New Horizons” or closing track “What’s Behind The Fields”. It embodies a powerful, positive energy and artistic brilliance that is irresistible and true to the genre’s very essence.
The unique mix of Swedish folk music, rock and fusion with a tinge of medieval music has given the band a special place in many peoples heart all around the world. The magic sense of wonder that characterizes their latest albums has been taken to a new level with “Sattyg”. Unpredictable paths are discovered on this new expedition and as always they take you to explore new exciting horizons but at the same time the band returns to its roots to bring you familiar classic Kaipa music.
"Vittjar" is Kaipa's 11th studio album and it continues the musical journey that explored new grounds with the highly acclaimed album "In the wake of evolution" 2010. The addition of the eminent guest-musicians Fredrik Lindqvist (recorders & whistles) and Elin Rubinsztein (violin) further underlines the folk influences in the music.
“In the wake of evolution” picks up where “Angling feelings” left off and invites you to another breathtaking journey through the myriad and dazzling Kaipa landscape. The band continues the time-honoured Kaipa tradition but as always they’re simultaneously looking for new challenges hiding by the roadside. The new album is an emotional and powerful blast straight into the future powered by fragile fragments from memory lane.
This is the first Kaipa album with guitar player Per Nilsson. Kaipa’s mastermind and keyboard player Hans Lundin and Per are old friends and worked together recording the album "Hagen: Corridors of time" in the late 90’s. Per is nowadays mostly famous as the lead guitar player in Swedish metal band Scar Symmetry. With Angling Feelings Kaipa definitely proves that they are one of the leading outfits in today’s world of progressive music. They are not afraid of plunging into new areas while they still carry their glorious traditions with pride into a new era.
With Mindrevolutions Kaipa once again proves that dream and reality and pain and joy are possible to unite in a musical way inside their unique music-landscape. The album contains 10 new songs and the title track is a 26 minute long adventure.
The musical scope of what can only be described as a stirring symphonic masterpiece is quite extraordinary, blending the classic influences of YES with an identity and direction all of their own. Highly recommended. (Classic Rock)