Friday, September 24, 2010
[Music] Kingston Wall - II
Once the wind settles down, I see something. Something existent, something real. With all my strenght I try to pull me over there, not even realising where I was going. Once I arrived, I looked up, to see a town. Although the town was quite small, it was full of beautiful architecture. Full of hope, I looked around, I tried to find help, but I seemed all alone. Walking along the road, I ended up on a strange sight: at the other side of the town stood a field of half finished houses, stores, flats. It seemed this towns fate was a swift one. Going back to seek shelter in one of the houses, looking for something to keep me alive, I stumbled on delicious treats and drinks. Taking advantage of them, I wonder why this place is deserted. This has to be some sort of magic.
Kingston Wall is a psychedelic / progressive rock group from Finland. Founded in 1987, the band produced three albums named I, II and III. Due to the vocalist / guitarist committing suicide, the bad had an abrupt end in 1995. The band consists of three members, Petri Walli (Guitar / Lead Vocals), Jukka Jylli (Bass / Backing Vocals) and Sami Kuoppamäki (Percussion).
This album combines the band's prog-/psychrock with abit more folkish style. That doesn't mean that this album doesn't rock the shit out of you. With it's eastern feel all over the album, this band delivered some really kick-ass rock tunes like We Cannot Move, but also has beautiful mellow tracks like Istwan and Shine On Me. The brilliant guitar playing of Petri reminds me of Jimi Hendrix, but still feels unique. Backed up by the outstanding drumming of Sami and the work of bassist Jukka, you surely are in for a ride. The songs flow into each other really well, pulling you through a breathtaking trip through the east. A masterpiece, this is.