Karda Estra - Strange Relations

SKU BR 016
Karda Estra (essentially the work of one-man band Richard Wileman + guests) has been releasing very good, cinematic-ish, albums to a small number of fans for a long time.

This album features Richard on various guitars and bass, keyboards, samples and etc, but with a number of guests, including ace drummer Paul Sears (The Muffins) on 6 of the 8 tracks, which gives the music a more 'rock solid' and propulsive sound than anything I've heard him do previously. Due to that fact (and just due to the fact that this is a really nice work with a lot of depth and a lot of character), this would be an excellent place for anyone to start with Karda's music!

"‘Strange beauty’ is probably my favoured cliché for describing Karda Estra; music that blends classical chamber instruments with rock instruments and synthesiser without, even for a moment, sounding like any kind of a fusion, this album is yet another among an amazing number of totally coherent and emotionally powerful artistic statements. Utterly wonderful music."-Oliver Arditi

Richard Wileman – electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitars, keyboards, samples, percussion, zither, rastrophone with: Caron de Burgh – oboe (4, 5, 8), cor anglais (4, 8) Amy Fry – clarinet (4 , 7, 8) , saxophone (4, 5, 7) Mike Ostime – trumpet (2) Paul Sears – drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), percussion (6) Kavus Torabi – electric guitar (2) Ileesha Wileman – vocals (5, 8)
  • LabelBeliever's Roast
  • UPC0799439686793
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