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Kaipa- Mindrevolutions

Reviewed by: Kurt Harding
Genre: Prog Rock
Country: Sweden
Language: English
Length: 79:09
Release Date: June 7, 2005
InsideOut America
Band Members: Hans Lundin / keyboards & vocals Roine Stolt / electric & acoustic guitars, percussion & vocals
  Morgan Ågren / drums Jonas Reingold / Fretless & Yamaha custom basses
  Patrik Lundström / vocals Aleena / vocals
Track Listing: 1.- The Dodger (8:09) 8.)-Our Deepest Inner Shore (4:59)
  2.)- Electric Leaves (4:13) 9.)-Timebomb (4:32)
  3.)-Shadows of Time (6:50) 10.)-Remains of the Day (8:02)
  4.)- A Pair of Sunbeams (5:19)  
  5.)-Mindrevolutions (25:47)  
  6.)-Flowing Free (3:53)  
  7.)- Last Free Indian (7:27)  
The Review

It has been only in the last couple of years that I have been aware of Kaipa and that introduction came via following the career of musical polymath Roine Stolt. I have found that whatever project Stolt pours his energy into turns out to be well worth the listening. And so it is with Mindrevolutions. ***

Those who think that the old hippie spirit of the 60s is long dead and buried in an avalanche of widespread cynicism need listen no further than Mindrevolutions to hear that it is alive and well in the musical oracle known as Kaipa. On this CD, Stolt teams up once again with keyboard wizard Hans Lundin and his band to make one of the finest recordings of 2005. ***

Everything you might expect of an A list prog band and more is here. I have listened to the CD at least a dozen times since acquiring it and find more to like every time I hear it The CD opens with some of Stolt's fine guitar work and progresses through a variety of moods in its all too short 79 minutes. The listener will be mesmerized by the scope and sheer majesty of not just the instrumental work, but the powerful vocals as well. ***

My favorites are the solemn Shadows of Time, the joyous A Pair of Sunbeams, the epic and exhilarating title cut with its penetrating message,and soaring musical interludes, the plaintive and wistful Last Free Indian, the timely anti-war anthem Timebomb , and the bold, majestic Remains of the Day. Whatever you ultimately think about the lyrics of these songs, you can't deny that the songwriters are both deeply spiritual and unabashedly idealistic. ***

Lest you think that Kaipa is just merely yet another outlet for Roine Stolt's creative energy, I should mention that all of this gorgeous music was written by Lundin. In addition, Lundin co-wrote most of the lyrics with Stolt. But Stolt's stamp is clearly audible in their spirit. ***

I heartily recommend this to anyone seriously interested in progressive rock. Roine Stolt is one of its modern titans, and if Mindrevolutions is any indication, Hans Lundin has reached the pinnacle as well. The CD comes with an attractive booklet containing lyrics, photos, and pertinent information about the recording. Get it soon, you won't be sorry. Grade: A


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