9/08/2016

Kan Wakan unveils lead single ‘MOLASSES’

KAN WAKAN
Unveils lead single ‘MOLASSES’
~ off Kan Wakan’s sophomore Triple-LP entitled “Phantasmagoria” due out Spring 2017
Kan Wakan is Gueorgui Linev, the producer, film composer, synthesizer scientist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose full-length debut ‘Moving On,’ dissolves the genre- breaking electronica of Massive Attack, Air and Zero 7 into a bottomless sea of 20th century minimalism, psychedelic soul and ambient atmosphere.
It’s been two years since the release of the highly acclaimed ‘Moving On,’ which was mentioned in countless Best of Year lists, but 2016 will mark a new chapter for the LA- based, Bulgarian musician who was recently named in the LA Weekly as “One Of The Top 10 Young Songwriters In Los Angeles”. With new single, ‘Molasses’ and triple-LP ‘Phantasmagoria’ soon on the way, this marks the first time Linev has incorporated multiple guest vocalists. Having produced music for and worked with the likes of Moses Sumney, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, & Thundercat it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own with close friend Elle Olsun providing ethereal vocals for debut new single Molasses.
Inspired by a recent trip back to his birthplace in Sofia, Bulgaria, Linev wrote Molasses on his grandmother’s piano just days after she had been taken to the hospital in a coma.
“Molasses is allowing the weight to fall with a hope, a self-heartened embrace of the burgeoning we see before us. A clearing and a rising fog, that moment when we take stock of our surroundings and realize we have changed.”
"Molasses"marries the soft ease of Zero7 with the production style of Massive Attack. Featuring snaking vocals from Elle Olsun, it writhes through hypnotic melodies, striking pianos, and even a harmonica solo." - INDIE SHUFFLE
“So sweet, that it’s like a sugar rush pulsing through your system” – NYLON
“It’shighlylikelythatbeatproductionwillbecomeanOlympiceventby2024atthe latest, and native born son Kan Wakan (born Gueorgui Linev) already is in gold medal form.” - PASSION OF THE WEISS
“Mixing different genres in a song is definitely a difficult endeavor, however when done well, very original, experimental vibes can be
created, and here with LA-based producer Kan Wakan’s new single, “Molasses”, we have exactly that.” - HILLY DILLY
“Kan Wakan returns with a stunning (and at one juncture, surprising) single, “Molasses”, the first new music since that 2014 album we swooned over. The song is a viscous five minutes of new- and old-school orchestration that equals (or betters) the filmic heights of “Moving On”. - BUZZBANDS LA
“Kan Wakan might sound like a Star Wars character, but we supposed it’s a damn sight easier to pronounce than the producers real name, Gueorgui Linev. Anyroad, that matters little compared to the sound of his music, and Molasses is a low-keytreatfromtheman”-PRESSPLAYOK
"Impressive Arctic Monkeys-endorsed debut from LA-based new comers."- THE DAILY MIRROR
"Moving On is a glorious, swirling, joyous and notably un-ironic take on a time when pop could be grand and orchestral, as well as playful and arch." – THE INDEPENDENT UK
"It's rare that Jason Bentley will play a single track every day for a week on Morning Becomes Eclectic, but the track "Forever Found" by LA- band KanWakan has earned that distinction."- KCRW
"Like Scott Walker with sexy boots" – BBC RADIO 6
"Exciting new Los Angeles act."- THEFADER
“KanWakanseducedtheaudienceintoadream-likestatefortheirsetat CedarStreet. Dreamy, intricate stuff worth repeated re-hearing’s” – ROLLING STONE
“Slick, spacious, dub-pop, trip-hop smash” – NOISEY
“Striking a smooth, sinister balance between crepuscular trip-hop and experimental minimalism,KanWakan’sdebutartfullyrecallsAirand Portishead,MazzyStarandthe Cinematic Orchestra.” – LA WEEKLY
“Poignant and striking” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
"KanWakan.Anothernewgroup(fromLosAngeles)offerslush,cinematic poponthe swirling title of it's first LP." - USA TODAY
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