Got a late night tale for ya. Been really enjoying the new Faten Kanaan album, out now via Fire Records. Expect glacial, cinematic soundscapes that both tap the past for dirge-like melodies, but also peer into the future with technology used and mechanical sounds present. If you want a recent comparison, the new Anna Von Hausswolf isn’t too far off, but it’s not just all pipe organ, it’s all sorts of tones and textures I can’t even place them all.
I hadn’t really thought about her music since I saw her open for Weyes Blood in a church back in 2016. Noticed this new album and decided to give it a try – very happy I did. Easily one of my favorite releases of the month.