It's been 43 years since the release of their debut self-titled album, but Swedish classic progsters Kaipa are still going strong with the release this week of their latest album, Children Of The Sounds.Founding member Hans Lubndin talks to the DPRP's Patrick McAfee about his inspirations for the new album, plans for a new solo box set and whether he will ever record again with former Kaipa guitarist Roine Stolt.
Hans Lundin is the keyboard player and mastermind of Sweden's Kaipa. Kaipa, who released their debut self-titled album in 1975, are back with the phenomenal Sattyg, an album that can seamlessly switch between everything from Journey-sized choruses to traditional Swedish folk music while touching on myriad genres in between.
Lundin spoke to Empty Lighthouse via e-mail about retiring from the stage, Kaipa's future, and the upcoming reissue of the band's first five albums.
KAIPA (Hans Lundin) INTERVIEW Hans Lundin is a very talented multi-instrumentalist who has been providing the world of Prog Rock with albums of outstanding quality through Kaipa a group of similarly-minded musicians who have been active since the early 70s. Being mightily impressed by the bands latest studio album Vittjar, I decided to put together a few questions for Hans which he replied to swiftly and professionally. If you are interested to discover what it takes in order to create a truly inspirational Prog Rock album: the thought process behind Kaipas albums, as well as Hans general philosophy, then keep on reading.
Their unique blend of folk music mixed with progressive time signatures is always a breath of fresh air when it is released. Sea of Tranquility's Mark Johnson was happy to find both Hans Lundin, band leader, electric and acoustic keyboards and vocals, and singer Aleena Gibson willing to discuss the new album.
Kaipa is a legendary Swedish band which started its journey in the 1970s, led by keyboard virtuoso Hans Lundin. Kaipa have just released their new album Vittjar and this seemed like the perfect occasion to put some questions forth to the main man, Hans Lundin.