Friday, 23 May 2014

Kataya - Canto Obscura (2008)



The debut album from this Finnish band.

Finland has got some new prog and fusion bands which is well worth checking out. Kataya's debut album is firmly somewhere between fusion and symphonic prog. It is also an instrumental album where human voices is used as instruments. That together with keyboards, soprano saxophone, guitars, bass and drums.

The sound is very good and presents almost fifty minutes of crystal clear music. Music which is somewhere between jazz, folk and symphonic prog. The music has a Finnish sound where the soprano saxophone and the female voices plays it's part in creating their identity.

Unfortunate, the end result is not the most interesting fifty minutes I have ever heard. It is at times very clever music which really becomes pretty dull. I shall not be too harsh with a debut album. This album is actually a good album which would please all fans of this genre..... and many others too. So I award it a good rating with a hope that their next album is better than this one.

3 points  

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