Kaper Rosa have brought another EP to the table with the minimalistic yet epic title of ‘EP2‘. Right away KR get into what they do best, which is epic toooons! Opening track brings a high tempo which is kind of new for the guys, but it’s a step in the right direction. Sometimes a flaw in instrumental can be that the music goes beyond epic and ends up being a little boring for the listener, not here though, this shit is cooked and ready for serving. It says there are 7 tracks on the EP and there really are 7 tracks. Amongst them are some very, very special ones, ‘Team Building Exercise‘ ‘There Is No Such Joy In The Tavern (As Upon The Road There To)‘ & ‘Good Luck With David’ are all massive and instant favourites.
Throughout the EP we hear new instruments for KR which i really hope we see in the live show as they will now feel lacking something if they’re not. While listening to this i had to keep checking back to see what track i was on. I think that’s a good thing? With different melodies in single tracks i sometimes just wasn’t to sure if i was on the same song, but i think perhaps i was lost in the new world that Kasper Rosa has just created around me.
Production on the EP is really pretty damn sweet! Clark Phillips really captured the guys and what they mean. Although if i’m to be picky (i don’t want to be, but i have to be) it’s maybe a bit too clean, however it is still really sexhot. There really was a lot to take on in this project. KR can’t be an easy band to record. Getting their wall of sound, piano, cello and creating what continually gave me goose-bumps is a massive achievement.
This 7 track EP lasts longer than a lot of modern albums and to be honest it conjures up more thoughts, emotions and mental visuals than most other albums too. Lasting over 39 minutes this could easily have been an album, but the boys are confident enough in their song writing that it’s not. Loved the beginning, the end and every beat, pluck & strum in between.
Kasper Rosa just put the EP in EPIC