Karmakanic "entering the spectra"


The 90's saw the rebirth of progressive rock in the symphonic style, and bands like The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree and Transatlantic listened to the call. Jonas Reingold, member of the world famous group The Flower Kings, wrote in the autumn of 2000 a couple of progressive masterpieces. He joined forces with Roine Stolt, Jaime Salazar, Zoltan Csörz, Johan Glössner, Göran Edman, Robert Engstrand and Tomas Bodin, all prominent members of the progressive rock family. Karmakanic was born. They recorded their debut album ,"Entering the spectra", in 2001 and It's due to be released the 7th of October 2002.

 
   
Karmakanic "wheel of life"

2002 saw the birth of a new progressive band "Karmakanic". Their debut album, "Entering the spectra", became very popular among the fans of progressive rock and the established rock press around the world. Their were honoured with the prize for best newcomer 2002 in the big progressive poll DPRP, and charted several other lists as the best newcomer on the scene.

2003 was a great year for the members of Karmakanic. Jonas Reingold and Zoltan Chorsz achieved great success with The Flower Kings album "Unfold the future", which sold close to 40000 copies worldwide, and was followed up with two successful tours in Europe, and one in the US /Canada where they played the leading prog. Rock festival Nearfest. They also got involved in the project Tangent ( "The music that died alone"), which became an instant "hit" on the scene. Jonas was also involved in the recording of the 2nd album from the Swedish supergroup Kaipa.

2003 Karmakanic joined forces to record the their 2nd album. With stellar performance and a stunning production they created the masterpiece "Wheel of life". Some say it sounds like Yes, others mention Dream Theater, King Crimson or even Zappa. But most people say : "That¹s Karmakanic!"

Karmakanic will later this year follow the release with a tour throughout Europe. They will show to the world that this is a first class recording act that also delivers a stunning live performance that clearly spells out: "It ain´t bragging if you can back it up." Karmakanic is here to stay, remember Karmakanic.


Karmakanic:


Jo
nas Reingold: Electric and fretless bass, additional keyboards
Göran Edman: Vocals
Zoltan Csorsz: Drumkit
Krister Jonsson: Electric and Acoustic guitars


Guests:

Richard Andersson: Keyboard solo on Masterplan
Roine Stolt: Guitar on “Wheel of life” and “Masterplan part2”
Tomas Bodin: Hammond organ on “At the speed of light”, “Masterplan”, “Alex in paradise”,
Hans Bruniusson: Percussion on “Masterplan”
Helen Melin: Percussion on “Alex in paradise”, “Where earth meets the sky”, “Do you tango?”, “Wheel of life”
Sal Dibba: Congas and Yembe on “Where earth meets the sky”, At the speed of light”
Helge Albin: Flute on Wheel of life
Jakob Karlzon: Piano and keyboards on “Where earth meets the sky”, “Wheel of life”
Ola Hedén: Piano on Wheel of life
Inger Ohlén: Vocals on “Where earth meets the sky”
Alex Reingold: Speech on “Alex in paradise”

Produced by Jonas Reingold
Recorded and mixed at Reingold recording studio may 2003- dec 2003 by Jonas Reingold
Additional recordings at: Cosmic Lodge, ChezNanna, and Bodin Studios
Mastered by Peter in de Betou at Taylor made studio
Published by Regain publishing and Reingold songs
Graphics: Christian Leo, Sofia Petersen
Photos by: Christian Leo