Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kauan "Sorni Nai"

Country: Russia
Genre(s): Atmospheric Post Rock, Doom, Ambient, Neo-Classical
LabelBlood Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateOctober 20, 2015 (CD, digital), December 2015 (vinyl)
1. Sorni Nai (52:01)
   a. Akva (7:56)
   b. Kit (7:07)
   c. Khurum (7:49)
   d. Nila (7:17)
   e. At (7:19)
   f. Khot (8:20)
   g. Sat (6:13)

Total time 52:01

Anton Belov - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
Alex Vynogradoff - Bass, Backing Vocals
Anton Skrynnik - Drums
Alina Roberts - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Anatoly Gavrilov - Viola

Sorni Nai is a single song, 52 minutes in length, and progresses from some really beautiful ambient and folk music to much harsher doom metal, paired with some of Kauan’s always powerful heavy vocals. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; it’s one song, so we can talk about it from beginning to end.
As I said, the beginning of the song is very beautiful. Kauan knows exactly how to play this kind of music. Some light synths floating in the background, acoustic guitar, piano, even some strings, and all of it backed by their vocalist, Anton Belov, who in my opinion has one of the most beautiful voices ever. His Russian accent is strong, but he is singing in Finnish, with all the lilts and trills of one of the most beautiful languages there is. It’s haunting and poignant, and it has always been part of Kauan’s signature sound. They also include female vocals at times, but these are light touches of sound rather than lyrically focused.
 Read the full review at fetiddead.wordpress.com

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