my recent interview with Strymon about KAUAN's approach to reverbs, tape delays and swells on Kaiho. if you're interested in audio production - read it!
today is a big day for me and for Marja Mattlar. the pre-order for our collaboration EP Kohti is now online. there are several reasons to celebrate. for one thing, it's the first release that positions me as an independent composer. second - i wrote an intro and arranged the whole thing for a legendary Finnish folk singer, and what can be cooler than that? the release date is set for the first day of winter.
you can pre-order Kohti right now, listen to the first single "Kuokkavieras" and share your thoughts.
We are more than pleased to announce that all lyrics for the upcoming album have been written by legendary Finnish singer/songwriter Marja Mattlar.
You know what all bands say about their new albums? "It will be amazing", "Best music I’ve ever done", "It will be experimental", "We'll take a totally different approach" and so on? Well, that's exactly what I'm saying, too, but it’s completely true. This is a new circle in KAUAN’s life. We’ve been slowly walking through the genres of music, and now I feel we are coming to a destination. If you're an open-minded person who loves eclectic, ambient, wide sound and simplicity (well, you are, because there are no hardcore Slayer fans here, right? haha) - you're going to love it. To me, it sounds like a very mature and comprehensive sequel to our 2009 album Aava tuulen maa. And yeah, it will have a totally different sound because we've taken on a new approach - "less is more" - and it will be recorded with very old-school methods (most of the sounds will be sculpted before tracking and there will be almost no digital processing). Also, it will be mixed and mastered in new places with new ears and a new musical vision.
"Firebird, draws from a variety of folkish influences. The slow, somber gravitas found in some of their passages is reminiscent of Finnish folk metal legends Moonsorrow, while the folk instruments and jauntier melodies offer a romantic echo of the Steppes themselves" - Invisible Oranges
You’ve been asking for this and here you go: audio from our live show in February 2016, which has been captured on video and available on our YouTube channel, is now available as separate audio release in 44.1/24-bit for free / name-your-price! Enjoy!
Today is a big day. Tracking for the upcoming album is officially complete, and all of the audio files have been sent to Denmark and are now in the capable hands of our mixing engineer, Mikkel Bolding.
Dear listener, we are happy to start a huge wave of updates today! Please welcome the new members of KAUAN's art team and the curators for all new visuals including our new album - FELD | studio for digital crafts, the team behind layouts for Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds and A Winged Victory For The Sullen releases.