"Lost Kite is a father-son duo featuring Stefan Carlsson, who was a member of the awesome Kultivator, but if you expect a similar Canterbury-influenced RIO mashup, you’d be disappointed — stylistically at least, since the quality of the music is anything but disappointing.
In broad terms, Remains is a mostly-gentle symphonic album, though it has many moments which are energetic enough to keep the listener’s attention. Keyboards and acoustic guitars create lush textures somewhat reminiscent of Tony Banks. Another comparison might be Höstsonaten for the instrumental passages. There are some vocal sections as well, which tend towards a sound like Kaukasus — melancholy and atmospheric, with nice melodies and dramatic climaxes. In addition to his previously-known talents as a bassist, Stefan proves an able keyboardist as well, and his woodwind parts provide some lovely colorations throughout the album’s 13 tracks. His son David handles mostly guitars, along with some piano, and both sing. Percussion is used sparingly, and consists of electronic drums, though only the most narrow-minded anti-drum-machine fanatic could find fault with the result.
The entire album is enjoyable, though I must admit my favorite parts are when Stefan stomps on the fuzz pedal for his bass and goes for broke. In general, the compositions on Remains are structured more like classical music than like pop songs, even extended progressive ones, and provide a lot of material for repeated listening. Prog fans take note: Lost Kite is a unique and worthy project, deserving of notice."
by Jon Davis, www.expose.com
May 02, 2016
"You immediately know when you come upon an album/ a band that is special! This band and album is one such! Lets time travel, shall we? You know you want to :-) This fine Swedish duo (father and son) delivers music that could have been from way back, I am thinking 1970 and later, this extremely well produced album and musical delivery makes me think of say Gryphon/ Early Pink Floyd at their most acoustic and laid back themes/ even a glimpse of Audience here and there, not to mention hints of mellow cinematic themes like Tangerine Dream would have created! You can even add some Genesis inspiration here and there!
So do I like this album?! I really do, after several listenings, I have come to love these guys and their music! It has become a daily listening thing! At every spin I detect more details! So I urge you to get a copy, if you loved the above sentences and references!
These guys deliver the goods and if you are into laidback prog/folk/cinematic themes, this album is just for you!!
They may be high flying, they may be lost, they certainly fly with excellence and superb delivery, I have no problem with recommending them to all real prog friends and beyond!
A wonderful album that deserves attention and appreciation !
My fav track here (in no particular order) : "Where Swallows Fly" / Dark Woods-Dawn Meadows"
What are you waiting for ? GO get it!"
-Tonny Larsen, www.progplanet.com
David Carlsson - Acoustic and electric 12-string guitars, spanish guitar, piano, vocals.
Stefan Carlsson - Electric and acoustic 6-string guitars, spanish guitar, bass, synthesizers, flute, tenor saxophone, bass and tenor recorders. All other woodwind played with Akai windsynthesizer. Vocals, electronic drums.