If you know
Kaipa you know what to expect (kinda), and they delivers in a big way on
"In the Wake of Evolution". Hans Lundin and Kaipa have been a steady and
special part of progressive rock scene for more than 35 years, and the special
blend of progressive rock, folk and fusion is a joy to listen to. This technical
accomplished group mixes so many styles into their timeless pieces of rock
of Hans Lundin (keyboards, vocals), guitarist Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry),
drummer Morgan Ågren (Zappa), bassist Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings,
Karmakanic) and the vocalists Patrik Lundström (Ritual) and Aleena Gibson takes
us on exciting excursions into a timeless universe of progressive rock. But fear
not, the sound is still deeply rooted in the 70's and "In the Wake of Evolution"
is a logic step forward from "Angling Feelings" from 2007; a logical
continuation of colourful soundscapes they painted on that album.
step is a big leap forward; everything has taken at least a step up the latter.
The songs sound more mature, are better constructed and they have had an eye for
details on this album. Star of the show is in my opinion Aleena Gibson; her
interpretations of Hans' compositions and melody lines are superb, she takes
this album up a notch and the performance from the rest is flawless and shows a
technical sound band at its best.
Wake of Evolution" is another gem from the Swedish progressive rock scene, and
one you shouldn't miss out on, if you are into this style.