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Artist:

Proto-Kaw

Album:

Before Became After

Year: 2004
Format: CD
Label: InsideOut
Genre: [Progressive Rock]
Overall Rating: 9.0
Music: 8.5
Production: 9.5


Former Kansas guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter Kerry Livgren has formed a new band called Proto-Kaw. Proto-Kaw plays progressive rock and jazz rock. Actually Proto-Kaw is the new version of 'Kansas' (just look at the line-up).

Here and there Proto-Kaw relapses into gimmickry, but fortunately not too often. Songs are very strong entities, and therefore there's not much to complain about them. Atmosphere on this album is skilfully crafted and vocal harmonies back the atmosphere up quite nicely. Actually I'm quite fond of flute harmonies and that's what you'll get on 'Before Became After'.

This album is also quite diverse... Songs don't get repetitive and songs have been composed well. Orchestrations are used felicitously they aren't overused by any means. 'Before Became After' is a strong progressive rock album. If you're a fan of IQ or some other classic progressive rock groups, you should check out Proto-Kaw.

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- MAGE (18.06.2004)



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LINE-UP:
Meredith, Lynn: Vocals & Narration
Bolton, John: Saxophones & Flute
Livgren, Kerry: Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Percussion & Background Vocals
Wright, Dan: Organ, Keyboards, Percussion & Background Vocals
Kew, Craig: Bass & Background Vocals
Schulz, Brad: Drums
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Proto-Kaw - Before Became After  CD  Cover Image
01. Alt. More Worlds Than Known
02. Leaven
03. Axolotl (For Lack of a Better Name)
04. Quantum Leapfrog
05. Gloriana
06. The Occasion of Your Honest Dreaming
07. Heavenly Man
08. It Moves You
09. Thereophany
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