Monday 19 March 2018
Karfagen - Lost Symphony (2011)
The fourth album from this band from Ukraine.
Karfagen was a quartet on this album with a lineup of keyboards, drums, bass, guitars, programming, percussion and vocals.
They also had help from numerous other musicians who provided bassoon, viola, violin, cello, oboe, flute, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
Karfagen is off course Antony Kalugin's band. One of his three bands. He is one of the most prolific men in progressive rock at the moment. And he deserves all the praise he gets.
This album, an hour long album, is a mix of classical music, jazz and symphonic prog. Most of this album is pretty cinematic and almost like a soundtrack.
There is a lot of themes here which interact with each other. There is a pretty big nod towards classical music here. I would say most of this album is carrying classical music like themes.
The problem with this album is the lack of any really good themes and melodies. This album is a bit disconnected from the listener. I certainly do not connect with me.
This is a decent enough album but just that, I am afraid.