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Thu, 19. July 2012 – 17:56

I guess compared to some of the past years I really have been slowing down when ot comes to discovering new artists and band; if I am using my time in Nijmegen as point of reference, very little has been happening lately, which is quiet a shame. There is so much amazing music out there, that no going out to discover it almost seems like a crime. However I have not completely withdrawn from exploring… which is why I picked up Karnataka a short while back. If I remember correctly it was during a follow-up session on last.fm that I came across this fantastic band from England. Just taking in the fresh material, associations are all over the place – I seem to be hearing the likes of Yes (overall musical composition), IQ (overall musical composition, especially the neo-prog bit) and Within Temptation (some of the melodies in the quieter pieces). Though it is kind of hard to take a pick, at the moment I would have to go with the most recent (2010) album “The Gathering of Light”; particularly noteworthy are “The Serpent and the Sea” and “Your World” – brilliant stuff I hardly can stop myself from listening to.