Friday, April 24, 2020

Kanaan "Double Sun"

Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
LabelEl Paraiso Records - EPR058
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateApril 24, 2020
1. Worlds Together
2. Mountain
3. Öresund
4. Worlds Apart
5. Double Sun Pt. 1
6. Double Sun Pt. 2

Ask Vatn Strøm: Electric and acoustic guitars
Ingvald André Vassbø: Drums, percussion and organ
Eskild Myrvoll: Bass, synths, electric and acoustic guitars
Bjørn Klakegg: Lead guitar (5, 6)

Treading the same path as their 2018 debut Windborne, Double Sun is a studio effort in the best sense of the word. Perfectly balanced on the edge of dynamic improv, throbbing beats sizzled in scorching fuzz and topped off with deeply layered soundscapes. This album sees Kanaan reach a new plateau.

Kanaan presents a unique perspective to psychedelic rock, painting with a wide palette that includes jazz and post-rock. Double Sun devotes as much energy to sonic colour as it does to groove and energy. The spirit of experimentation is everywhere: From the savory, pastoral sounds of opening track Worlds Together, to the soaring exploratory paths of the two-part title track. In the creative process, Kanaan dived deep into the possibilities of the studio, adding intricate layers and twists and turns to these tunes: acoustic guitars, percussions & synthesizers embrace and enhance the Norwegian modern day version of a power-trio.



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