KOAN Sound are releasing their most exploratory work to this point, Led by Historical Mild.
Scheduled to launch on September eighth, the imaginative album will include a particular graphic novella and documantary from the minds of the pioneering digital music duo. Between the mission’s art work, characters, story and music, each piece of the puzzle enhances one another completely.
We’re instructed Led by Historical Mild is intricately woven with storytelling that explores a distant desert planet inhabited by historical beings. The story’s “Ardor” character possesses a strong quantity of knowledge gained from residing merely, as KOAN Sound have executed over the previous few years.
“We spent loads of time interested by the mission and setting out our intentions earlier than making any music, which finally made the entire course of clearer and extra significant,” KOAN Sound stated in a press launch shared with EDM.com. “There was by no means a second of author’s block as a result of we’d laid out the imaginative and prescient properly prematurely.”
This sonic voyage led them to work with revered audio engineer Jim Barr, the previous touring bassist for Portishead. Barr performed a pivotal position in KOAN Sound’s method, which is rooted in natural and experimental sound design with the cello and double bass.
KOAN Sound additionally traveled to the famend Canadian music establishment, Studio Bell, to supply the setting for Led by Historical Mild‘s piano elements. This distinctive expertise allowed for limitless exploration with an Oscar Petersen upright piano.
“We would like the album to really feel like an immersive journey that transports the listener into the narrative and sonic world that we constructed,” KOAN Sound added. “We hope that the heartfelt message of the story resonates with listeners. In a world with rising uncertainty in regards to the future, we wished to write down a narrative about how deep private which means could be discovered underneath any circumstance, in addition to the significance of the connection between all of us and the atmosphere that we inhabit.”
KOAN Sound launched “Ascension,” the primary single from Led by Historical Mild, in mid-June earlier than dropping one other, “Liquid Levity,” this week. Take a pay attention beneath.