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Karda Estra


Symphonic Prog

3.95 | 25 ratings

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kev rowland
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Crossover Prog Team
4 stars When it comes to music of beauty and elegance then there are few that can match Richard Wileman and Karda Estra. Although Richard is often still viewed as a progressive artist, that is probably due more to his past and the labels to which he has signed (SI and Cyclops) as opposed to the music that he is producing, as this is far more in keeping with modern classical as opposed to rock. Of the entire progressive scene, it is fair to say that he has more in common with Steve Hackett than anyone else, yet this music is more accessible and enjoyable. There is a grace and beauty that transcends idioms and styles, with Ileesha providing wonderful choral style vocals when required. Richard continues to produce music of the highest quality, and I feel that with this album he has moved away from the more cinematic and visual soundscapes of the last few albums into something that that should be listened to with respect. Just lie back and let the music take you to places in your mind that you rarely visit ? you will be well rewarded for it.

Originally appeared in Feedback #88, Jun 2006

kev rowland | 4/5 |


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