Afterpoem

Faten Kanaan

24th February 2023 - Album - FIRE677

Faten Kanaan‘s fifth LP Afterpoem is a mysterious, smudgy, bittersweet, and uniquely playful album. Deeply melodic, it continues her poignant exploration of counterpoint as a narrative tool.

  • Limited Edition on Clear Vinyl.

“Faten Kanaan’s handmade approach to electronica lets playfulness weave through her cinematic forms, as orchestral tapestries, chamber folk and electronics commune” ★★★★ Mojo 

“Evoking lofty themes it has undeniably visceral cinematic effect” Gorilla Vs Bear 

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PRE-ORDER - Released On February 24, 2023

Faten Kanaan‘s fifth LP Afterpoem is a mysterious, smudgy, bittersweet, and uniquely playful album. Deeply melodic, it continues her poignant exploration of counterpoint as a narrative tool.

From the repetitive structures of modern minimalism and early music/baroque influences – to more languid textural ebbs & tides, there’s a warmth in her use of electronic instruments that gives the album a curiously timeless feel. Composing intuitively, her music has often been described as ‘strange’, mostly because it creates its own world- one that isn’t easily categorised.

The album’s title refers to the haze of a poem’s intended meaning being abstractly fleeting and barely graspable. Glistening threads of understanding still touch us – the poetry becoming intimately personal, and no further literal explanation is needed.

“I find pleasure in music as a language that nudges and hints. There’s a potential that lives in things left unsaid… meanings drifting in and out of focus… hovering like spirits.  It’s a romantic and earnest album… of yearning for lost places and people, while still looking out at the world with tenderness and humour”.

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Tracklist

Side A
A1 Fin août, début septembre
A2 Trenchcoat
A3 Ard Diar
A4 Ebla
A5 Florin Court
A6 Snowing
A7 Domari's Lamp

Side B
B1 Votive
B2 La Smorfia
B3 Castling
B4 Falconers
B5 Cascando
B6 Storm Signal

Description

Faten Kanaan‘s fifth LP Afterpoem is a mysterious, smudgy, bittersweet, and uniquely playful album. Deeply melodic, it continues her poignant exploration of counterpoint as a narrative tool.

From the repetitive structures of modern minimalism and early music/baroque influences – to more languid textural ebbs & tides, there’s a warmth in her use of electronic instruments that gives the album a curiously timeless feel. Composing intuitively, her music has often been described as ‘strange’, mostly because it creates its own world- one that isn’t easily categorised.

The album’s title refers to the haze of a poem’s intended meaning being abstractly fleeting and barely graspable. Glistening threads of understanding still touch us – the poetry becoming intimately personal, and no further literal explanation is needed.

“I find pleasure in music as a language that nudges and hints. There’s a potential that lives in things left unsaid… meanings drifting in and out of focus… hovering like spirits.  It’s a romantic and earnest album… of yearning for lost places and people, while still looking out at the world with tenderness and humour”.

Description

Faten Kanaan‘s fifth LP Afterpoem is a mysterious, smudgy, bittersweet, and uniquely playful album. Deeply melodic, it continues her poignant exploration of counterpoint as a narrative tool.

From the repetitive structures of modern minimalism and early music/baroque influences – to more languid textural ebbs & tides, there’s a warmth in her use of electronic instruments that gives the album a curiously timeless feel. Composing intuitively, her music has often been described as ‘strange’, mostly because it creates its own world- one that isn’t easily categorised.

The album’s title refers to the haze of a poem’s intended meaning being abstractly fleeting and barely graspable. Glistening threads of understanding still touch us – the poetry becoming intimately personal, and no further literal explanation is needed.

“I find pleasure in music as a language that nudges and hints. There’s a potential that lives in things left unsaid… meanings drifting in and out of focus… hovering like spirits.  It’s a romantic and earnest album… of yearning for lost places and people, while still looking out at the world with tenderness and humour”.

Tracklist

Side A
A1 Fin août, début septembre
A2 Trenchcoat
A3 Ard Diar
A4 Ebla
A5 Florin Court
A6 Snowing
A7 Domari's Lamp

Side B
B1 Votive
B2 La Smorfia
B3 Castling
B4 Falconers
B5 Cascando
B6 Storm Signal

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