1) Forever Found
2) Moving On
3) Moving On (Robin Hannibal Remix)
1) Midnight Moon Pt. I
2) Midnight Moon Pt. II
About The Band:
Kan Wakan arrive with a striking breadth of vision that immediately places them among modern pop s most beguiling and inventive new artists. The Los Angeles-based group s extraordinary self-titled debut EP introduces their ornate and enveloping amalgam of psychedelic soul, post rock, alternative Americana, noir jazz, 60s soundtrack stylings, and orchestral pop, all reshaped and rearranged to create something both startlingly original and utterly contemporary.
KAN WAKAN which heralds the band s full-length debut, entitled MOVING ON, arriving everywhere in early 2014 is highlighted by Forever Found, which has already been championed by the ever-influential public radio station, KCRW, as well as by LA Weekly, which recently cited the evocative track in naming Kan Wakan among the Los Angeles Bands About To Blow Up in coming months.
Kan Wakan emerged in early 2012, the musical brainchild of composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui I. Linev. The Bulgarian-born musician originally set out to create solely instrumental music inspired by his lifelong passion for classical minimalism, but the involvement of chanteuse Kristianne Bautista and producer/guitarist Peter Potyondy rapidly saw the project grow in both scope and purpose.
With a name inspired by the word in Tagalog (Kristianne and Ian's native language) for interstellar/outer space, Kalawakan, the trio was abetted by Ian Anderson (bass), Dannon Rampton (violin), Jesse Aumiller (keyboards, saxophone), and Keith Krey (drums), all of whom helped bring the bold sonic vision to full fruition. At the forefront is Bautista s powerful, provocative voice described by Linev as not unlike the lead instrument in an orchestra which conveys remarkable levels of romantic nuance and human complexity to songs like the mysterious Moving On.
Kan Wakan s opening demos earned them well-deserved attention, including significant airplay on the one and only KCRW. Having made an instantaneous impact, the band then spent the better part of 2013 recording at studios around the greater Los Angeles area. Produced by Linev (aka Crooked Waters) and co-produced by Potyondy and multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Beck, Gnarls Barkley), the sessions were adorned with sumptuous strings performed by the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Linev s beloved uncle, Bulgarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra music director/conductor Stefan Linev.
Forever Found EP [LP][Limited Edition]
- Brand: Verve
- Product Code: B00FLUZZYK
- Availability: 25