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Kauan - Kaiho

Kauan - Kaiho

Label : Eigen beheer | Archive under prog / sympho metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Hendrik Attema : The past few years Kauan has treated us with strokes of genius like ‘Pirut’ and ‘Sorno Nai’. Both of which were also recorded live and published on YouTube last year. The recordings were also made available for purchase for the fans. This, combined with a crowd-funding campaign, generated enough revenue to focus on recording the next album being ‘Kaiho’. And with this album the band continues to grow and evolve. Gone are the grunts that gave ‘Sorni Nai’ the additional dimension in desolation. The grunts are now replaced by haunting melodies and themes that vary throughout the album. The themes are also the link between the songs which makes ‘Kaiho’ such a coherent masterpiece. Because of these themes there is a hint to for example ‘Tubular Bells’ and ‘Brave’. The first of course is the formidable output by Mike Oldfield and the latter is by Marillion. By no means is that a reproach to the band, it must be taken as a compliment. And as such this album is another highlight for the band. What they lack of speed they more than make up with beauty. ‘Kaiho’ is an album to be played with the lights dimmed and the volume just right to be overwhelmed by the stunning beauty of it.

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