The third album from the innovative progressive rock outfit. Sensual, spiritual & unrestrained by musical boundaries, the dramatic, multi-layered arrangements combine with haunting vocal melodies to create a powerful & epic work where panoramic soundscapes give way to fragile moments of acoustic intimacy.
Karnataka is a Welsh band that was formed in 1997 by Ian and Rachel Jones. Rachel has since left the band, while Ian steers the helm of the band forward. The band has recently undergone some major changes, including the addition of Haley Griffiths, replacing Lisa Flury on lead vocals, Louie Palmer, replacing Ian Harris on drums, and multi–instrumentalist, Colin Mold replacing Enrico Pinna and Gonzalo Carrera on guitar and keyboards. Symphonic, Folk or Neo Prog? Perhaps all of these styles combined together. Folk is here also in element of unusual instruments like whistles and Uilleann pipes. This album is simply the brightest side of Prog releases of 2010. It's masterpiece of positivity, of good mood, optimistic thinking.
New Light is an absolute must for fans of progressive rock with a Celtic touch. The repertoire reaches from the band's early years with songs like The Journey up to recent work…
Tribute albums are always a hit and miss affair. Sadly this latest Pink Floyd tribute album falls mostly in the miss area.The majority of the songs on offer are little more than low quality carbon copies of the originals with little to no creative interpretations added. There is a wide range of Pink Floyd songs covered in the album. Songs span from Pink Floyd’s hits such as Money covered by The Pineapple Thief to more obscure tunes such as The Nile Song (from the soundtrack to the film More) covered by The Panthers and Meddle’s Fearless covered by Low. Unfortunately in each case the songs are so similar to the original versions that they sound like they were performed by a Pink Floyd cover band. And in the case of Shine on you crazy diamond covered by the Australian Pink Floyd Show, it actually was performed by a cover band. As a result the album becomes rather dull and pointless and providing no reason to listen to it instead of listening to Pink Floyd playing their music.