Faten Kanaan – Afterpoem

Faten Kanaan – Afterpoem

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Released: 24/02/2023
Format: LP, Clear Vinyl, Limited Edition, DL code
Label: Fire Records
Cat no: FIRELP677

Brooklyn-based composer, musician, and producer Faten Kanaan uses counterpoint as a narrative tool to create music that is mysterious, smudgy, bittersweet, and deeply melodic.

Her 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".

Track List

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 Smoking Talking 11 Three Fires