Friday, 2 October 2015
Kaukasus - I (2014)
The debut album from this Norwegian band.
Kaukasus is a Norwegian supergroup with members from Opium Cartel, Motorpsycho, Anglagard, White Willow and Jaga Jazzist. The three members are Rhys Marsh, Ketil Vestrum Einarsson and Mattias Olsson.
The lineup is mostly keyboards, guitars, bass and drums. That and a lot of vocals.
The project started out as a krautrock project before they moved towards modern prog rock. I would say; Gazpacho. The band sounds like Gazpacho as they are operating in exactly the same musical landscape.
There are some more trippy house and jazz here than we would get on a Gazpacho album. There are also some mellotrons here in the Anglagard vein.
And the music is good throughout these fifty minutes too. The songs are solid throughout. I hope we will hear a lot more from this band in the years to come. This is a good solid debut album.