Karmic Society - Journey
Really excellent, modern German psychedelic/progressive band. The band is a quartet and the leads are handled by a keyboardist who sounds like a young, Egg-period Dave Stewart playing psychedelic music, while the guitar player has a nice, fluid, fuzzy Richie Blackmore/Jimi Hendrix sound. Really good, fun stuff; if you want to hear something that just rocks and flows in an appealing way, this is the place.
"The quartet was founded in 2005, in Heidelberg (Germany) and plays with a great level of proficiency and on authentic equipment to get their analog 70's sound. Mostly instrumental jams, the Karmic Society reflects the traditional Krautrock jam-spirit of Kraan, Message, Epitaph, combined with US west coast influences, but also progressive fusion rock elements like Mahavishnu's McLaughlin, Chick Corea or Keith Emerson. Besides a unique rhythm section, you can look forward to beautiful melodies and varying compositions fitting perfectly to a festival sunny afternoon. A massive, swirling Hammond organ by Winnie Rimbach-Sator is in communication with excessive Stratocaster guitar solos melting into unexpected orgies of sounds. This album contains 4 originals and 4 improvised covers tunes which are 'Dark Star' (Grateful Dead), 'Witches Moon' (Quicksilver Messenger Service), a heavy 'Spacepatrol Orion' version (authorized by Peter Thomas -- sci-fi sound from the mid-60s) and 'Yoo Doo Right' (Can) as a 17 min. version with stunning moog space parts and tribal voodoo percussions. Highly recommended to sophisticated rock/fusion/jam listeners who like intense organ vs. guitar battles..."