These re-conjured stories are an attempt to temper the anthropocentric hubris. Reminders to revere nature without the need to overpower it. To embrace ‘mystery’ in our feats of discovery and innovation. The album also has an autobiographical side: a story of movement, migration, and return. Of renewing hope in the face of political and environmental struggles.
Inspired by cinematic forms and mythological story structures: from sweeping landscapes and quiet romances, to patterned tensions and dream sequences; Faten brings an earthy, visceral touch to electronic music. In symbiosis with technology is an appreciation for the vulnerability of human limitations and nuances.
Harmony and counterpoint are composed intuitively and treated as narrative tools – with sound, silence, and the resulting mystical relationship between notes used as gestures to tell a wordless story. The album is separated into a ‘dusk to evening’ side, and an ‘underworld/dream-state’ side; highlighting the myths of Ishtar, Inanna, Orpheus, Persephone, and others.
Composed, produced and mixed by Faten Kanaan. Mastered by Heba Kadry (Bjork, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Julianna Barwick).
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