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Karda Estra: Alternate History

After having initial difficulty in reviewing Alternative History by Karda Estra I decided that I was trying to review what the CD wasn't instead of focusing on what it was. Alternative History is a showcase for guitarist/composer Richard Wileman's genius.

I kept struggling with the fact that this music had more to do with New Age than Progressive Rock or Jazz. But when you take the time to break down the instrumentation and to enjoy the places where the stunning voice of Ileesha Bailey is used, you understand why Karda Estra appeals to such a vast audience.

The CD contains releases from five different formal Karda Estra CDs. In addition, there are tracks that were released only on compilation CDs. The music, although from different time periods and concepts, blends together to set the perfect atmosphere.

Karda Estra's Alternative History is a perfect starting point to those that are new to Wileman's music.

Track Listing
1) Android (Eve)
2) Lucy-Festina Lene (Voivode Dracula)
3) Bathed In Light (Thirteen From the Twenty First)
4) Dorothea's Nightmusic (Thirteen From the Twenty First)
5) Chaos Theme (Land of Ghosts)
6) The Toy Musician (Land of Ghosts vol2)
7) From Deep Sleep (A Winter in Summertime)
8) John Deth (Thirteen From the Twenty First)
9) Cassiopeia (Constellations)
10) Avatar (Land of Ghosts)
11) Twice Around The Sun (Constellations)

Added: December 29th 2004
Reviewer: Steve Ambrosius
Related Link: Karda Estra
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Language: english

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