Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Psychedelic/Space Rock, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Burning Shed | Autor: MaB

The Trio Kaukasus is another example of the vitality of the Scandinavian prog scene. Here three musicians have found each other who have already caused a sensation with Änglagård, White Willow and Motorpsycho. The material for her first work "I" was created in the record-breaking time of only two weeks and transports the interaction of the participants quite well. The very big melodies are rather rare here, but this can be explained by the fact that the band first started as a Krautrock project and only then integrated art rock and world music influences. And it would never occur to you that the Caucasus consists of only three musicians. Because singer Rhys Marsh and his colleagues Ketil Vestrum Einarsen and Mattias Olsson prove themselves to be multi-instrumentalists who like to bring in unconventional timbres (bass marimba, orchestron) for a change. The seven tracks don't quite radiate the tonal warmth of the above mentioned bands, and Rhys Marsh's unnaturally precise vocals were obviously a little too strongly processed to really touch. But the spontaneity of the sessions could be saved on CD.

Top track: Lift The Memory

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