Monday 14 December 2020

Karfagen - Echoes From Within Dragon Island (2019)

The tenth album from this band from Ukraine.

Karfagen is Antony Kalugin on keyboards, whistle, programming and some vocals. 

He had got help from a lot of guest musicians who provided drums, bass, guitars, woodwinds, violin and vocals.

This album was re-released with a second CD some months later as the second edition and that second CD is not as interesting. So I am just going to review the original album.

I have reviewed most of the Kalugin albums and I regard Antony Kalugin as one of the greatest artists in today's progressive rock scene. He is among the top 5. 

This album is the first of a trio of album Karfagen has released during the last 18 months. I hope to review all of them before the end of the year.

Antony Kalugin gives us what he normally does through Karfagen. That is dreamy symphonic prog with some strong Genesis and Steve Hackett influences.

This album is pretty dreamy and very symphonic. There are indeed strong Hackett and Genesis influences here.

The music is very interesting if you are a symphonic prog head. The songs are very pastoral and flowery throughout. 

Antony Kalugin sometimes sounds like Mr Banks on this album and that is a very good thing.  

This is one of the better albums from Kalugin and a very good one too. Check it out !

3.5 points



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