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K2 - book of the dead

k2 - book of the dead

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A very atmospheric track based on the sensational Gabriel-esue vocals of Guerin and the atmospheric synths of Okumoto.

Holdsworth is also there to deliver great solos close to his work with U. Not that complex,but certainly a great track full of changing atmospheres and moods.

Holdsworth distinctive guitars add an extra U. Driving violins,memorable grooves,heavy use of floating synthesizers and a fair amount of again atmospheric and emotional vocals are an excellent epilogue to a very nice effort.

Since this group is listed under Neo-Prog, I feel that I must begin this review by issuing a warning which is more of a blessing for some of us!

Further, within the ranks of K2 we find none other than the great Allan Holdsworth who is clearly a classic, first generation Prog artist.

While K2 is listed as a US band, they are in fact a multi-national band due to the presence of Holdsworth who is British.

Rather, it has a timeless sound! While all of the people involved here are obviously very talented, Holdsworth steals the show with his totally unique and distinctive guitar sound.

Though less theatrical and a bit more laid back, the vocals are strongly Peter Gabriel-like. There is also some exquisite violin on the album often sounding a bit like Kansas.

In the overall atmosphere and feeling of the music it sometimes reminds me of the excellent, recently released Proto-Kaw albums. Despite similarities with such classic groups, K2 has managed to find their own sound and I do not find this music derivative in any obvious or distracting way.

However, the music of K2 is much less intense compared to that of UK. While I immediately liked the sound of this band, it took several listens before I got into the music.

My very first impression was that the songs were not strong enough melodically to be really memorable. However, like with many great progressive rock albums it took several listens before it started to sink in and began to grow on me.

I have now listened to this album over and over, over a period of more than a weak, and it keeps growing on me. The melodies that reveal themselves over several listens are gorgeous and turned out to have lasting appeal.

His solo albums are often quite tedious to listen too, often lacking in melody and composition. It is clearly when he worked with other people like in Tempest, UK and here in K2 that he created his best works.

Book Of The Dead consists of only five songs, or chapters as they are called here, the longest being a 23 minute plus piece and the shortest is an instrumental with the very well played bass guitar as the leading instrument.

The latter is inevitably the weakest number of the album. The high quality of the music is spread equally over the album and there are no real standout tracks nor are there any weak ones.

The album is based on the Egyptian book of the dead and the lyrics are certainly not your average love songs. The concept helps to hold the music together.

It is also a strong advantage of the album that it runs for only 46 minutes, not committing the all too common mistake in the age of the compact disc to pack the disc too full of material.

A shorter length often makes for a more cohesive album and avoids overwhelming the listener with too much material at once. A further advantage is the very high production values, Book Of The Dead is something of a sonic masterpiece.

And I think this is a great addition to any Prog collection. Infinite Voyage is a track full of guitar passages I prefer this word here to solos because a guitar solo is supposed to be a memorable piece of music, at least in my book and these passages are mainly my problem with this track.

I like the smooth and clear guitar style of Nick Barrett, Gary Chandler or John Mitchell but this style is totally different.

It even annoys me a bit listening to it so that explains my problem with this epic. There are also some keyboard passages on the track and they are much more impressive to me.

Next one, Mirror to the Spirits, is more impressive to me. Third track is called The Edge of Light and is just about as hard to digest as the opening epic.

Nothing really great here and forgettable therefore. Fourth song is called Aten Window of Appearences and is an ambient instrumental track.

It all sounds a bit mysterious creating a sort of old Egyptian feel. Last one Cloak of Antiquity is more like third track and has the same impact on me.

The overall feeling about this album is that it could and should have been better. Lots of atmosphere to start before the piano comes in around a minute.

Check out Holdsworth and also the huge bass. Vocals for the first time 4 minutes in. It kicks in after 6 minutes with violin. Great sound here with huge bass.

Love the sound 10 minutes in with vocals, mellotron and bass. Guitar joins in ripping it up. It settles with vocals 14 minutes in then kicks back in with lots of synths.

Vocals and mellotron join in then guitar. A full sound with organ a minute in. Huge bass as vocals join in with mellotron. Vocals are back 5 minutes and the melody follows.

Vocals before a minute as it settles some. Violin 2 minutes in. Lots of atmosphere 4 minutes in and the bass is prominant as usual. Guitar solo to the end.

Vocals and bass standout eventually as the song kicks in. This is really good. A solid 4 stars. I really like the melancholic mood and fat bass lines.

Of course Holdsworth never disappoints. Just a really enjoyable album for me. Ken Jaquess is the mastermind behind this project, the song material and the concept.

Which means that there is no interplay between these members! So how can this even be considered a group effort? It feels like the vocal sections have the same purpose as the instrumental guest appearances and the music never feels like a coherent effort.

The only interesting thing about Book Of The Dead is how Ken Jaquess actually got away with calling this a band effort! I can only imagine that Allan Holdsworth completionists might be interested in this material and even they would be disappointed by this disjoint mess of an album.

Mirror To The Spirits 6: The Edge Of Light 7: Aten Window Of Appearences 3: Cloak Of Antiquity 5: When I first read about the existence of this musical project, in Progarchives, I became very curious about it.

But, what most amazed me was that the whole work was written, arranged and produced by Ken Jaquess, a musician who I had never heard about before.

As I became curious about this project, I tried to buy this album as soon as possible. K2 is the first project of the bassist Ken Jaquess of the L.

About the musicians who participated on this project, I really had only heard of Devereaux and Guerin, and sincerely, I only really knew Holdsworth and Okumoto.

Holdsworth is a guitar virtuoso artist, who performed many different styles of music. He is best known for his work in the jazz fusion style. He became well known because of his cooperation in bands like Soft Machine and Gong.

She explores the progressive rock and founded the Progressive Symphony in Los Angeles. From his youth, Ken has a huge fascination with the ancient world and with all their civilizations.

It was instilled by his mother. With ideas and stories taken directly from the original book, Ken has weaved an intricate and an ornate tale of rules, about death and the ultimate journey to the afterlife.

It was started in and took four years to finish. This atmosphere is a nice epilogue for the end of this very good conceptual project.

This is a very interesting project served by a handful of fine musicians. The final result is an excellent debut album. In almost 47 minutes, you are taken along a journey that features all the elements of the era in which progressive rock music was invented.

The musical traces of Genesis are particularly evident, mainly due the similitude between the voices of Guerin and Gabriel. However, you can also enjoy of modern jazz rock influences.

Undoubtedly, I really salute this splendid album and I recommend it, very strongly, to everybody. Prog is my Ferrari. This was bought for me as a xmas prezzie - and I asked Father chrimbo to deliver it at the same time he was emptying his sacks in my wifes stockings or whatever The opening track is impressive, featuring an opening K2 is a nice romantic symphonic prog rock act.

This music is so poetic and intense. The jazzy taste is strongly incorporated by A Holdsworth guitar passages, and his particular extended electronic sound as an electronic violin Quite a melancholic music and very well executed.

I was listening to the 25 minutes long opening track with the BritAwards on TV in the background. In other words, wonderfully lush with tonnes of guitars an This is a cd which got better with every listen.

Infinite Voyage is the epic on the cd. As an older listener this debut sits very comfortably with my memories of prog of yesteryear. Nods to those greats are respectfully made, in fact these references appear to be deliberate.

It is a bit pompous, self-indulgent, and very pretentious. This is a very good concept album with the feel of early Genesis Fountain of Salmacis, Firth of Fifth, The Lamia , but contains more punch and variety with the violin and thicker bass lines.

His voice has the same timbre and the same diction Peter Gabriel had in the early seventies. Maybe the latter sang a bit more emotionally.

Many lovers of progressive rock music know Allan Holdsworth for his guitar work on the first eponymous UK -album. His style of playing is unique and is easy to recognize on the Book Of The Dead.

The fantastic violin passages performed by Yvette Devereaux, reminded me of the way Eddie Jobson played this instrument in UK.

We may label his MiniMoog-solos as jazz-rock, but also as progressive rock. On the other hand his piano playing sometimes sounds very classical.

I would like to give this great line-up a big compliment, because together they released an album consisting of five musical highlights, apart from the duration of a track.

The minute long epic track Infinite Voyage is just as good as the short instrumental piece Aten , which only provides a bass solo.

All pieces are performed very tastefully. Ken Jaquess is not only an excellent producer, writer and musician, but he also managed to gather musicians who were willing to give the best.

Therefore, only the highest rating is appropriate for this album.

It is IMO, the most Genesis-like song. Again, it is a beautiful example of how great this band sounds. No more news about another release so far, but who knows?

A very atmospheric track based on the sensational Gabriel-esue vocals of Guerin and the atmospheric synths of Okumoto.

Holdsworth is also there to deliver great solos close to his work with U. Not that complex,but certainly a great track full of changing atmospheres and moods.

Holdsworth distinctive guitars add an extra U. Driving violins,memorable grooves,heavy use of floating synthesizers and a fair amount of again atmospheric and emotional vocals are an excellent epilogue to a very nice effort.

Since this group is listed under Neo-Prog, I feel that I must begin this review by issuing a warning which is more of a blessing for some of us!

Further, within the ranks of K2 we find none other than the great Allan Holdsworth who is clearly a classic, first generation Prog artist.

While K2 is listed as a US band, they are in fact a multi-national band due to the presence of Holdsworth who is British. Rather, it has a timeless sound!

While all of the people involved here are obviously very talented, Holdsworth steals the show with his totally unique and distinctive guitar sound.

Though less theatrical and a bit more laid back, the vocals are strongly Peter Gabriel-like. There is also some exquisite violin on the album often sounding a bit like Kansas.

In the overall atmosphere and feeling of the music it sometimes reminds me of the excellent, recently released Proto-Kaw albums.

Despite similarities with such classic groups, K2 has managed to find their own sound and I do not find this music derivative in any obvious or distracting way.

However, the music of K2 is much less intense compared to that of UK. While I immediately liked the sound of this band, it took several listens before I got into the music.

My very first impression was that the songs were not strong enough melodically to be really memorable. However, like with many great progressive rock albums it took several listens before it started to sink in and began to grow on me.

I have now listened to this album over and over, over a period of more than a weak, and it keeps growing on me. The melodies that reveal themselves over several listens are gorgeous and turned out to have lasting appeal.

His solo albums are often quite tedious to listen too, often lacking in melody and composition. It is clearly when he worked with other people like in Tempest, UK and here in K2 that he created his best works.

Book Of The Dead consists of only five songs, or chapters as they are called here, the longest being a 23 minute plus piece and the shortest is an instrumental with the very well played bass guitar as the leading instrument.

The latter is inevitably the weakest number of the album. The high quality of the music is spread equally over the album and there are no real standout tracks nor are there any weak ones.

The album is based on the Egyptian book of the dead and the lyrics are certainly not your average love songs. The concept helps to hold the music together.

It is also a strong advantage of the album that it runs for only 46 minutes, not committing the all too common mistake in the age of the compact disc to pack the disc too full of material.

A shorter length often makes for a more cohesive album and avoids overwhelming the listener with too much material at once.

A further advantage is the very high production values, Book Of The Dead is something of a sonic masterpiece. And I think this is a great addition to any Prog collection.

Infinite Voyage is a track full of guitar passages I prefer this word here to solos because a guitar solo is supposed to be a memorable piece of music, at least in my book and these passages are mainly my problem with this track.

I like the smooth and clear guitar style of Nick Barrett, Gary Chandler or John Mitchell but this style is totally different. It even annoys me a bit listening to it so that explains my problem with this epic.

There are also some keyboard passages on the track and they are much more impressive to me. Next one, Mirror to the Spirits, is more impressive to me.

Third track is called The Edge of Light and is just about as hard to digest as the opening epic. Nothing really great here and forgettable therefore.

Fourth song is called Aten Window of Appearences and is an ambient instrumental track. It all sounds a bit mysterious creating a sort of old Egyptian feel.

Last one Cloak of Antiquity is more like third track and has the same impact on me. The overall feeling about this album is that it could and should have been better.

Lots of atmosphere to start before the piano comes in around a minute. Check out Holdsworth and also the huge bass.

Vocals for the first time 4 minutes in. It kicks in after 6 minutes with violin. Great sound here with huge bass.

Love the sound 10 minutes in with vocals, mellotron and bass. Guitar joins in ripping it up. It settles with vocals 14 minutes in then kicks back in with lots of synths.

Vocals and mellotron join in then guitar. A full sound with organ a minute in. Huge bass as vocals join in with mellotron. Vocals are back 5 minutes and the melody follows.

Vocals before a minute as it settles some. Violin 2 minutes in. Lots of atmosphere 4 minutes in and the bass is prominant as usual. Guitar solo to the end.

Vocals and bass standout eventually as the song kicks in. This is really good. A solid 4 stars. I really like the melancholic mood and fat bass lines.

Of course Holdsworth never disappoints. Just a really enjoyable album for me. Ken Jaquess is the mastermind behind this project, the song material and the concept.

Which means that there is no interplay between these members! So how can this even be considered a group effort?

It feels like the vocal sections have the same purpose as the instrumental guest appearances and the music never feels like a coherent effort.

The only interesting thing about Book Of The Dead is how Ken Jaquess actually got away with calling this a band effort! I can only imagine that Allan Holdsworth completionists might be interested in this material and even they would be disappointed by this disjoint mess of an album.

Mirror To The Spirits 6: The Edge Of Light 7: Aten Window Of Appearences 3: Cloak Of Antiquity 5: When I first read about the existence of this musical project, in Progarchives, I became very curious about it.

But, what most amazed me was that the whole work was written, arranged and produced by Ken Jaquess, a musician who I had never heard about before.

As I became curious about this project, I tried to buy this album as soon as possible. K2 is the first project of the bassist Ken Jaquess of the L.

About the musicians who participated on this project, I really had only heard of Devereaux and Guerin, and sincerely, I only really knew Holdsworth and Okumoto.

Holdsworth is a guitar virtuoso artist, who performed many different styles of music. He is best known for his work in the jazz fusion style.

He became well known because of his cooperation in bands like Soft Machine and Gong. She explores the progressive rock and founded the Progressive Symphony in Los Angeles.

From his youth, Ken has a huge fascination with the ancient world and with all their civilizations. It was instilled by his mother. With ideas and stories taken directly from the original book, Ken has weaved an intricate and an ornate tale of rules, about death and the ultimate journey to the afterlife.

It was started in and took four years to finish. This atmosphere is a nice epilogue for the end of this very good conceptual project.

This is a very interesting project served by a handful of fine musicians. The final result is an excellent debut album. In almost 47 minutes, you are taken along a journey that features all the elements of the era in which progressive rock music was invented.

The musical traces of Genesis are particularly evident, mainly due the similitude between the voices of Guerin and Gabriel. However, you can also enjoy of modern jazz rock influences.

Undoubtedly, I really salute this splendid album and I recommend it, very strongly, to everybody. Prog is my Ferrari. This was bought for me as a xmas prezzie - and I asked Father chrimbo to deliver it at the same time he was emptying his sacks in my wifes stockings or whatever The opening track is impressive, featuring an opening K2 is a nice romantic symphonic prog rock act.

This music is so poetic and intense. The jazzy taste is strongly incorporated by A Holdsworth guitar passages, and his particular extended electronic sound as an electronic violin Quite a melancholic music and very well executed.

I was listening to the 25 minutes long opening track with the BritAwards on TV in the background. In other words, wonderfully lush with tonnes of guitars an This is a cd which got better with every listen.

Infinite Voyage is the epic on the cd. As an older listener this debut sits very comfortably with my memories of prog of yesteryear.

Atlantis bass player and composer Ken Jaquess mixed both elements and created a true masterpiece. He used the concept of ancient Egypt for writing amazing music.

Since I heard the Atlantis album Pray For Rain , I already knew that this American musician is very talented, but this time he really grabbed me by the throat.

Ken Jacques plays some strong bass parts that undoubtedly reminded me of Chris Squire Yes. This bass sound gives the music a kind of Yes-feel, whilst his Mellotron-playing evokes strong references to Genesis intensified by the lead vocals of the late Shaun Guerin.

His voice has the same timbre and the same diction Peter Gabriel had in the early seventies. Maybe the latter sang a bit more emotionally.

Many lovers of progressive rock music know Allan Holdsworth for his guitar work on the first eponymous UK -album.

His style of playing is unique and is easy to recognize on the Book Of The Dead. The fantastic violin passages performed by Yvette Devereaux, reminded me of the way Eddie Jobson played this instrument in UK.

We may label his MiniMoog-solos as jazz-rock, but also as progressive rock. On the other hand his piano playing sometimes sounds very classical.

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Well,I will go with 4 for this one,recognizing the band's talent and the excellent reincarnation of the classic U. Vocals are back 5 minutes and the melody follows. K2's music can be compared to both Yes, U. In addition he has released solo albums on a regular basis since the 70's mainly in the Jazz-Rock field and as far as I know he never had anything at all to do with the Neo- Progressive movement that started in the early 80's with some of the bands I mentioned above. Der Sound klingt in diesem Sinne auch 'recht angenehm altmodisch'.

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