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Here´s one of the sensations from the England that come with one marvelous release at the beginning of this year. Karnataka has ability to express his feelings and emotions through his beautiful music. The music from this band is rich, where all the instruments sounds are crystalline and audible, you can listen a marvelous instrumental development in the guitars and keyboards also adding a nice and soft vocal performance. There is something magical on the instruments and vocals, strong melodic material where everything is perfect. It is certain that, this magical feeling comes of wonderful and highly talented musicians. To compare with others known bands, Karnataka follows the same style and ways of bands as: Yes or Mostly Autumn.

Karnataka are:
Rachel Jones - Vocals
Anne-Marie Helder - Vocals and Flute
Ian Jones - Bass and Acoustic Guitars 
Jonathan Edwards - Keyboards
Paul Davies - Guitars 
Gavin John Griffiths - Drums and Percussion

Formed in the late 1990s, Karnataka have emerged as one of the UK's most innovative new rock bands. Unrestrained by musical boundaries, the dramatic, multi-layered soundscapes created by the band combine with haunting vocal melodies to take the listener on an inspirational journey. For their new studio album 'Delicate Flame Of Desire', Karnataka have teamed up with highly regarded Warner/Chappell producer Steve Evans and engineer Joe Gibb (whose work includes Catatonia's ' International Velvet' and Leftfield's 'Leftism') to create an outstanding work of exceptionally strong, melodic songs with dynamic and evocative symphonic arrangements set against a highly polished production. Eight months in the making, "Delicate Flame of Desire" has already been picked up for airplay by Bob Harris and is poised to build on the success of it's predecessors and begin a new chapter in the band's career.
Karnataka have built up a reputation as an outstanding live band and they continue to bring their music to a wider audience with constant touring in the UK and abroad. Their performances continue to garner rave reviews - the band received the Classic Rock Society's Gig Of The Year award for 2001. Their extensive touring has included prestigious European concerts with Porcupine Tree and culminated in the release of their live DVD " Karnataka - Live in Concert ", filmed at London's Mean Fiddler and premiered at Planet Hollywood in the capital's West End. The band have recently performed in the USA at an acoustic concert in Manhattan and also at the Patriots Theatre in New Jersey at The Classic Rock Festival. The latter concert was filmed for release in 2003 on DVD.

The band's first two albums ('Karnataka' 1998, 'The Storm' 2000) have attracted a growing worldwide audience and gained considerable attention from all aspects of the music media, including radio, magazine and internet features in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In the UK Karnataka have received the recognition they deserve with Best New Band (2000) and Best Female Vocalist (Rachel Jones for an unprecedented 3 years running in 2000, 2001 & 2002) awards from the Classic Rock Society. 'The Storm' was featured as Album Of The Week on BBC Radio Wales and has received repeated airplay on the Bob Harris Radio 2 show.

.New Release

"Delicate Flame
  Of Desire"

1) Karnataka
2) Time Stands Still 
3) Delicate Flame
....Of Desire
4) After The Rain
5) Strange Behaviour
6) The Right Time
7) One Breath Away
8) Out Of Reach
9) Heart Of Stone

Including a marvellous packaging and booklet cover art. Recorded at Rockfield and Zero Gravity studios, mixed at Rockfield and Mighty Atom Studios and Mastered at Abbey Road.

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