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Karmic Society

Album: Journey (GER 2007)
CD / Cat. No. WIS-2002 (digipack)

The Quartet was founded in 2005, in Heidelberg (Germany) and plays with a great level of proficiency and on authentic equipment to get their analog 70’s Sound. Mostly instrumental jams, the Karmic Society reflects the traditional Krautrock jam-spirit of Kraan, Message, Epitaph, combined with US-Westcoast influences, but also progressive-fusion-Rock elements like Mahavishnu “McLaughlin”, Chick Corea or Keith Emerson. Besides a unique rhythm section, you can look forward to beautiful melodies and variative compositions fitting perfectly to a festival sunny afternoon.

A massive, swirling Hammond Organ by Winnie Rimbach-Sator (also plays keys with Treacle People WIS 2001) is in communication with excessive Stratocaster guitar solos melting into unexpected orgies of sounds. This album contains 4 originals and 4 improvised covers tunes which are Dark Star (Grateful Dead), Witches Moon (Quicksilver Messenger Service), a heavy Spacepatrol Orion version (authorized by Peter Thomas - Sci-Fi Sound from the mid-60s) and Yoo Doo Right (CAN) as a 17 min. version with stunning moog space parts and tribal voodoo percussions. The production sounds natural and grew from a free concept to a strong compact album of 65 mins intense music. (btw: 3/4 of the band support the US-group Dragonwyck at live shows).

The CD (digipack) contains nice artwork and an 8 p. booklet. - Highly recommended to sophisticated rock/fusion/jam listeners who like intense organ vs. guitar battles and to those who like to enjoy well produced experimental sounds to test their “audiophile” stereo equipment.

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