Sunday 24 December 2017

Karakorum - Beteigeuze (2017)

The second album from this German band.

Karakorum is a quintet with a lineup of flute, guitars, bass, drums, percussions, organ, synths and vocals.

I was not that impressed by their self-titled debut album from 2016. It was a decent to good album and you can read my review here.

This band is a new addition to the German psych and prog rock scene. Their cover artworks are really cool and among the best ones in that scene. But it is all about the music........

Their music is a mix of psych rock and prog rock with some hard rock thrown into the mix too. There are clearly some krautrock here too and the band deserves to be included in that genre, perhaps.

The Pink Floyd inspirations shines through now and then. But the music is too technical to really be fully compared to Pink Floyd. There are therefore a lot of symphonic prog influences here.

The vocals are OK and the sound is good. The songs are not that interesting and the band is failing to write some interesting music.

This fifty minutes long album is therefore not a great improvement on their debut album. I would rate this album as I rated their debut album....

2.5 points

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