“Notes just fade away, and vanish in the air, hiding in the moss, they're just waiting for some new adventure”. These are the first lines in the song “Children Of The Sounds” and it is an introduction to the adventure that will follow when the band picks up the notes hiding in the moss, mould them in their hearts and start their journey through their exquisitely surreal musical landscape. “Children Of The Sounds” is KAIPA's 13th studio album and the eighth since the legendary Swedish act’s reincarnation in 2002. With this album, KAIPA have taken their unique mix of prog, rock, fusion and folk music to a new level.
Hans Lundin describes the writing process: “In November 2015 when I was still filled with all the energy I had captured during the summer I started to write the new songs. What really made me push the start button this time was a magic spirit that filled my whole body after visiting a concert with Morgan Ågren and his band “Mats & Morgan Band”. I woke up the morning after the concert and still felt that enormous groove filling every part of my consciousness. I realized that I had to canalize all this energy somewhere so I decided to start to write some new music. I had also found a lot of inspiration from the long bicycle rides that I made during the summer in the open landscape around Uppsala. It was like if the notes were rising up from the billowing fields I passed and the words were falling like raindrops from the clear sky. So now I suddenly had found the key to open up all these ideas that had been slumbering at the back of my mind for a while. All the beauty and the wondrous inspiration from nature in combination with this “enormous groove” made me create five long songs during the next months.”