Karmakanic – Who’s The Boss In The Factory Reviews

Who's The Boss In The Factory

Karmakanic is a side project of The Flower Kings bass player Jonas Reingold. This unique progressive rock band has already gained critical acclaim with the releases of Entering The Spectra (2002) and Wheel Of Life (2004). Now Karmakanic is back with their new studio album entitled Who s The Boss In The Factory which is their third and most diverse studio album to date. The album was recorded at Reingold s Reingold Recording Studios as it is a compositionally and technically accompl (more…)

12 responses to “Karmakanic – Who’s The Boss In The Factory Reviews”

  1. Ugra says:

    I just wanted my 2 cents worth to the other reviews. Since only a little too young to benefit from the progressive rock glory days, I often wonder what it would like to discover, from the progressive rock giants, while in full flight. It must be fun, the new Yes, ELP or King Crimson album, which is not to discover them through old pictures. Always on the lookout for really great progressive rock music, not by sound, derivative or just play on progressive rock, “I occasionally have an album that makes me happy to enjoy progressive rock today in 2008. This album sounds fresh, the melodies are strong and the game is excellent. I've come to expect nothing less of the Flower Kings camp. Perhaps this is a little unfair, so take for what it's worth, but this album is a bit more linear, and their numbers seem a little tighter than most of the Flower Kings albums. The time seems a little more compressed, and it is certainly less then meandering FK albums, much in the same way that 90125 was a little more to say musically than direct Going for the One.

  2. Kyleigh says:

    I have pretty much all of “The Flower King” and the numerous spin-off CDs, but this is one of the best. I also have all three “Karmakanik” CDs and also this is by far the best of the best. My small complaint is that Jonas (More Cowbell) Reingold happy mix of the bass a little too high. Sometimes higher than the guitar solos on guitar – but small, since it is such an incredible bass player. And by the way, what with the “Rasputin” look at the liner notes photos.
      Everything said, this is a sweet endeavor. The current linup has more of a cohesive band feel. Goran Edman's singing is really a plus point. As a professional keyboard player, I can really appreciate the fine keyboard work by Lalle Larsson. The opening track, “Send a Message from the Heart” is what “Prog Rock” is all about. The rest is not too shabby either. If you are a fan of good music, buy this CD. You will not be disappointed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Swedish Prog Reunion
    Even though I have been a long-time fan of the Flower Kings, some of whose current and former members largely comprise Karmakanic, I had never heard of the group until this CD…

  4. Uriah says:

    Definitely a different sound than the Flower Kings, but as good as anything they produce. Enough said.
      Why not 5 stars? I reserve 5 stars for the very rare, killer CD that completely blows me away. I clicked on progressive music for the better part of 35 years. 4 stars nor does it mean to buy! 5 stars for me, it could be a classic of modern app that is the first transatlantic CD.

  5. Cagney says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    A lost chance by Roberto 24-02-09 Roma –Italia
    Third cd for Karmakanic.I waited it for a long time , so when it was published I ran to buy it immediately!!

  6. Usra says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best prog titles of 2008
    Yes I first discovered Karmakanic because its a side project of Reingold from the Flower Kings.
    The first 2 CDs were enjoyable but flew under the prog media radar…

  7. Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Bassist from The Flower Kings, releases the Swedish “prog” release of the year.
    Jonas Reingold is probally best known as the bassist for the highly prolific
    Swedish prog-rock band, The Flower Kings,
    but Jonas also plays on recent releases by…

  8. Cwen says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    High quality from Prog Bass Master
    “Who’s the Boss in the Factory” is the latest release from Jonas Reingold and his brainchild project, Karmakanic.

  9. Cyanne says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Karmakanic Comes of Age
    Who’s the Boss in the Factory is one of the best Prog-Rock discs of 2008. If you like the Flower Kings, Spock’s Beard, Kaipa, Transatlantic, Porcupine Tree, Unitopia, RPWL,…

  10. Emerson says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant effort by Jonas and company
    This cd continues to grow on me. ‘Send A Message from the Heart’ is a glorious epic with all of the touches that make a great symphonic progessive rock song.

  11. Nu says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    simply outstanding
    This group just randomly showed up in “what others are buying” and then I read about Jonas Reingold and what others said, so for $5.

  12. Uriela says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant pop-prog with fusion influences
    This is by far and away the best Karmakanic CD so far. Leader/bassist Jonas Reingold outdoes himself and has written some amazing progressive rock here.

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