In a Perfect World
Style: Prog Rock
Release date: 25 July, 2011
Playing time: 58:17

"In a Perfect World" is the fourth album from Jonas Reingold's side project Karmakanic since 2002, and it's their most versatile and homogeneous so far. I have been listening to a lot of 70s inspired prog rock lately and this album has the same 70s vibe with each song painting a different picture. From the more straight forward prog tunes to the more experimental polyrhythmic song and everything in-between.

Opening epic '1969' is a pure English prog rock jewel with all the trademarks, while second song "Turn It Up" has more in common with arena rock anthems in a certain Yes kind of way. The last song that I feel stand out is the experimental "Can't Take It with You" with it's polyrhythmic off-beat patterns and Latin inspired patterns; perhaps the most adventurous song they've ever written.

The remaining four songs are all of the highest calibre and Karmakanic has once more created another outstanding prog album that measures favourable up to most of the competition and if you enjoy Swedish prog rock, then you have to get this album as well...!



01. 1969 (14:40)
02. Turn It Up (6:53)
03. The World is Caving In (8:58)
04. Can’t Take It With You (5:42)
05. There’s Nothing Wrong with the World (7:22)
06. Bite the Grit (4:57)
07. When Fear Came to Town (9:54)

Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Promotion: Pirate Smile
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 8 July, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/karmakanicband.com