Pink Bird | Item No: 636160
Vinyl 12" | 2019 / UK – Original | New
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Limited Edition heavyweight 180g Vinyl EP - PURSUIT by KWALIA, available now! Following the success of his ‘Wallflower’ and ‘Cloak’ LP’s, breakthrough artist Jordan Rakei has teamed up with classical composer Richard Melkonian for something entirely new, releasing their debut EP ‘PURSUIT’ under the name ‘KWALIA’. Joining the dots between their respective musical sensibilities, a hybrid sound incorporating free moving jazz rhythms, Rakei’s soulful vocals and Melkonian’s Armenian harmonies came to fruition. A deep, melodic and emotive journey, the EP features string quartet, woodwind live band and heavy synths throughout. ‘PURSUIT’ is an authentic blend of two entirely different musical worlds that complement one another in an entirely new way. Rakei’s expressionist lyrics unashamedly explore questions about faith, God, identity and power structures. Several of these themes came about through discussions between Rakei and Melkonian and the musical structures of each track follow this free-form enquiry; ideas are allowed to flow, unexpected tangents form and no predetermined song-form is ever adhered to. Running at 22 minutes in length, the EP is comprised of three long compositions.