Faten KanaanPleiade Hex 6
Since releasing her debut last year, (the fabulously received and super quick-selling “The Botanist & The Archaeologist”), Faten’s star has shone brightly and earlier this year she collaborated on the killer “The Darkest Wave” 45 w/ Pye Corner Audio (which sold through three pressings and is mooted as one of 2017’s best singles).
The new album builds on this momentum, and comprises, in Faten’s own words: “Several -mostly instrumental- 'suites' that are narrative in nature. Cyclical patterns are central to the compositions: exploring harmony and counterpoint as they ebb & are reincarnated, and the perpetual return to the heart/core.
Through the circling patterns, the album honours the return to the youthful spirit: of embracing naive romanticism, gut feelings, and strength of vision. Loosely inspired by medieval canons/rounds and Baroque structures, the album hovers between ambient electronic experimentations and semi-classical traditions.
Relying mostly on a single analogue synthesizer, each section either sets a scene or plays a character - whether it's dancing across a stage, running through a forest, emerging from underwater, or languidly drifting through portals”.
A wonderful record, sure to sell out real quick. It is released this September on vinyl only by Polytechnic Youth.
Composed, produced, and mixed by Faten Kanaan.
Mastered by Heba Kadry.
Cover & insert design/artwork by Faten.