The Carpet Knights - "Lost And So Strange Is My Mind"
RecordHeaven - Transubstans
The Carpet Knights are an excellent band from Malmö in Sweden. The group consists of
Mattias Ankarbranth: drums, percussion, Tobias Wulff: guitars, Magnus Nilsson: vocals,
flute, Joakim Jönsson: guitars , vocals and Nils Andersson: bass. The music they play is
quite unique, incorporating many different styles including post, folk, grunge, indie and
progrock elements. One thing that really impresses me is the dynamic nature of the music;
it can go from quite soft and somber to psych and rocking in the blink of an eye. I was
intrigued on the first play but each time I listen to it I find new things to appreciate.
Beautiful intros, many lengthy instrumental passages and a vocalist, who scores his intricate
melodylines with sweet yet powerful vocals and manages to enthral the listener in their world
of sound. The use of flutes sounds Jethro Tull-familiar and perfectly harmonies with the
King Crimson/Lucifers's Friend-creations dominated by percussion and guitar's... Though
they use heavier passages, the mostly quite calm songs create an almost hypnotising effect.
Conclusion: A cd that I can recommend without second thought - for progressive-fans with an
ear for the unexpected, where the highly wilful combination of 70's progrock elements and
relaxing waves of feedback form a grand creation.