Another week another lovely electronic/synth album, this time from Brooklyn based Faten Kanaan. To me these 13 shimmering tracks conjure up images of Medieval scenes in old video games, baths of mercury or other such things – think a new-age Mira Calix or more lo-fi Kara Lis-Coverdale.
The title is symbolic: an homage to the wild, untamed/unedited spirit. It’s an album of uninhibited expression, a balance between playfulness and nuanced intentionality. Foxes is loosely inspired by early Surrealist automatism, made-up languages, Middle-Eastern Hakawati storytellers, and the minimalist poignancy of mimes. Here, Kanaan uses sound as an intuitive gesture to tell a wordless story.
More Than Human are based in Canada and have previously released records by Pye Corner Audio, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ekoplekz.
1. Naufragium 2. Pendulum 3. Mercury 4. Circe 5. Wildflowers 6. Folksong 7. Tournelle 8. Cave Hymn 9. Someone as Quiet 10. Carillon sans timbre ni marteau 11. Paul Éluard 12. Foxes 13. Dorveille