The Carpet Knights - "Lost And So Strange Is My Mind"

Transubstans Records 009
Rating 4/5

The Carpet Knights are 70's inspired melodic rock band from Malmö. The band has been
around since 1998 and has cut several demo cds but this is their first full length CD for the
Record Heaven sublabel, Transubstans. It was recorded completely in their own
home studio and the result is a pretty cool 70's sound, not a modern studio sound. The band
spent a lot of time on the vocals as they play a very special place in this music, which is
mostly groovy but sometimes psychedelic like on the short Zonked. The Mist has a
very cool dark theme to it and I like the keyboard like sounding guitar in the middle break
part that fades into the acoustic guitar. Fools and Silent Callers is one of the most
Jethro Tull inspired tracks and a great one. The CD closes with the great nearly 11
minute track, Last of Many. An excellent debut. This is a very special CD and one that
you have to hear a lot of times to finally get sucked into it. If you don't put in the effort
with this record, you will lose and never discover the magic they have created.

If you dig: Jethro Tull, Jefferson Airplane, 70's rock