CARPTREE biography (at Progarchives):
CARPTREE is a 2-piece band consisting of Niclas FLINCK (lead vocals) and Carl WESTHOLM (keyboards) and also responsible for arrangements and production. They play their own kind of prog/pop music with a very personal and honest touch. Their music can to some extent be compared to some of Peter GABRIEL's works or perhaps MARILLION's later albums but this is only a way to try to give you a picture of how they sound.
CARPTREE’s 2001 self-titled first CD leans a bit more toward progressive-pop than "Superhero" but the potential that is fully realized on "Superhero" is very evident. This is highly enjoyable symph-pop with high emotional impact, superb melodic songwriting and interesting, tasteful arrangements supporting the unique voice of FLINCK. The mix of these ingredients make this a fantastic album! A very strong release, maybe even a future classic. So start with "Superhero" and you’ll probably come back for their 1st CD as well. One of my recent favourite discoveries!
Superhero is a progression onwards for Carptree into a darker landscape with a more melancholic atmosphere. Here The no future orchestra is introduced witch gives a bit more organic sound. If the first album was an experiment, this album consolidates Carptree as a truly progressive band.
The first release. Seen by some as a kind of blueprint for the following albums. The original recipe if you like. The style of composition, arrangement, sound etc that is the foundation of Carptree is all there but with a lighter touch. A fine debut album that shows the basis of Carptrees personality. This was recorded between 1998-2000 in a period when Both Niclas and Carl wanted to be independent and try not to involve more people than they needed why there is no real drum and just some bass on the album.