The fifth full-length release for the British band led by Crispian Mill is its first in six years. Despite its name K 2.0 is neither a straightforward sequel nor a reboot; rather, a half-familiar formula performed with renewed vigour. K 2.0 begins very promisingly with the loose psych-rock stomp of 'Infinite Sun'…
Pilgrims Progress is the fourth studio album by Kula Shaker and was released on 28 June 2010. Kula Shaker are best known for the 1996 multi-platinum 'K', which became one of the fastest selling UK debuts ever. The band soon followed up with their second album ‘Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts’ and after a six-year absence Kula returned with the brilliant album 'Strangefolk' in 2007. Deluxe edition box set limited to 1000 copies. Includes bonus CD "Lost & Proud".
Kula Shaker emerged from the psychedelic hinterland of London's suburbs in late 1995. Named after a ninth century Indian King, the band were intrigued by Eastern mysticism, fascinated by the swirling guitar sounds of the '60s & became one of the most popular & talked-about bands of the late '90s. Drawn from the Sony vaults, this fabulous 'Best Of' brings together the Kula Shaker's biggest hits, along with key moments from the band's two album, 1994-1999 career- including 'Grateful When You're Dead', 'Tattva', 'Hey Dude', 'Govinda' & many, many more. Plus the previously unreleased 'Ballad of a Thin Man.
Pilgrim's Progress is the fourth studio album by Kula Shaker and was released on 28 June 2010. Kula Shaker are best known for the 1996 multi-platinum 'K', which became one of the fastest selling UK debuts ever. The band soon followed up with their second album ‘Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts’ and after a six-year absence Kula returned with the brilliant album 'Strangefolk' in 2007.
In September 1996, Kula Shaker released the fastest selling British debut album of it’s time. ‘K‘ rocketed to the top of the charts going double platinum in the UK and eventually going onto sell over a million copies worldwide. It received universally positive reviews, songs like ‘Hey Dude‘ , ‘Tattva‘ and ‘Govinda‘ received regular rotation on TV and radio, the album made end of year top album lists helping propel the band to the dizzy heights of pop stardom. ‘K‘ is still entering top album lists even making it into this year’s Q Magazine Top Albums Of All Time. In celebration of it’s 15th Anniversary, you can now once again relive the magic of this magnificent album in this digitally remastered CD/DVD package.
The moment ripe for Strangefolk may have already come and passed. This is only the third full-length release from classicist Brit-rockers Kula Shaker and their first since 1999’s Peasants, Pigs, and Astronauts. 1996 was the year of their smash debut K, which precociously blended throwback psychedelia and more formal classic rock quotations into chart-topping gold. The album has received mixed reviews since its release. It entered the UK charts at number 69.
By the mid-'90s, most bands had abandoned the sounds and sensibilities of late-'60s psychedelia, which is what makes Kula Shaker's debut album, K, such a weird, bracing listen. The band doesn't simply revive the swirling guitar and organ riffs of psychedelia, it embraces the mysticism and Eastern spirituality that informed the music…
"…ou wouldn't know that from the grand, theatrical sound of Peasants, however. The record comes on as a blockbuster, deluging the listener with layers of psychedelic effects, swirling guitars, appropriated chants, Indian instruments, Deep Purple jams, Beatles references, and mystical babble. On a purely sonic level, it's easy to admire what Kula Shaker achieve. They have no shame in recreating the summer of love in a '90s studio and, with Ezrin's help, they've created some enticing, sugary Technicolor treats…"