"Karcius is an instrumental group playing a mix of progressive rock and fusion jazz. Four instrumentalists created the band in spring 2001: Dominique Blouin on bass, Thomas Brodeur on drums, Simon L'Esperance on guitars and Mingan Sauriol on keyboards. The band explores different ideas and styles to generate surprising and diversified music. Written music and improvisation stand side by side generating a unique and particular music concept. Karcius invites you into its universe of rhythms, colours, images, moods and emotions." [CD liner notes]
Musically if you asked what they sound like you'd get a lot of different responses. One moment they are heavy like Liquid Tension Experiment, the next minute might bring a majestic symphonic arrangement like a somewhat jazzy Camel or they might veer into purely fusion territory ala Metheny, Holdsworth or McLaughlin. All in all it is a surprising mixture of fusion and progressive rock sounds that should please many fans of both genres.