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Carsten Pieper Interesting mix of styles, indeed, quite unique. Melodic prog, jazzy infusions and spices from many parts of the world. Very pleasant listening... Favorite track: Burning Daylight.
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domilau A splendid mix of prog, fusion. Makes me think to Jon Lord 1❤ and the Santana jazz band. Amazing sound. 😊
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Saborito 06:00
Light Me Up 05:35
Jairazbhoy 04:21
Libertad 03:51
Oslito 04:53
No More Time 05:22


Kashgar’s second album ARTEFACT takes their original sound to new heights. Bolstered by a dynamic cast of musicians featuring Ben Bell (keys and choir), James Chapman (drums) and Marc Atkinson (vocals), the album is a blistering fusion of progressive rock meets world music. Having honed his songwriting and playing through Broken Parachute’s latest progressive-rock disk <Living Dangerously>, Taylor has pushed on with his calling to bridge musical styles in new and inventive ways. You’ll find rhythms and melodies inspired by India, the Middle East and Latin America supporting the dynamic interplay of guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals. ARTEFACT is edgy, path breaking music that calls to mind the vibrant energy of the early Santana disks.


released August 14, 2020

Marcus Taylor - guitars, bass, percussion, synths, backing vocals
Ben Bell - keys, choirs
James Chapmen - drums
Marc Atkinson - vocals (2, 5, 7)
Laura Scott - backing vocals (2)


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Kashgar Kingston, Ontario

Marcus Taylor is a guitarist, composer and academic. He produced Kashgar as a vehicle for his solo compositions exploring the interface of jazz, rock and world styles. His other musical ventures as both player and composer include the classic rock band Broken Parachute and the jazz-pop band Crosswinds. He lives in Kingston, Canada. ... more

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