Kasper Rosa - EP2 (4 stars)

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Kasper Rosa - EP2

(Field Records)

A cocktail of post-rock and prog rock is a deadly combination – not just for the ears, but for the mind too. Instrumental interludes conjoining with off-time deviances is tough stuff – but Kasper Rosa have got it right. ‘EP2’ opens with ‘Team Building Exercise’, a mish-mash of stop-start, Opeth-esque jarring chords, but they make the inaccessible accessible. It’s wise to wade through the other six tracks with a hint of care – including the bedtime soundtrack ‘Good Luck With David –, but this instrumental band have expertly struck the balance between hook and experimentation. That’s the first battle won, then.

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