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Kan Wakan

Alternative and Indie

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About Kan Wakan

Kan Wakan is an emerging Silverlake-based group formed in early 2012 by composer and multi-instrumentalist, Gueorgui Linev. Linev teamed up with guitarist/co-producer Peter Potyondy and singer Kristianne Bautista to establish the band's early line-up.

The project began as an effort to fuse classical minimalism and experimental soul within a more accessible sonic environment. The subsequent addition of four new members not only facilitated this experiment, but also injected a whole new palette of colors and textures to draw upon.

Vocalist Kristianne Bautista weaves bittersweet melodies through an intricate forest of instrumental orchestration, at times demanding the listeners rapt attention and at times subtly evading it, allowing the string arrangements of Gueorgui Linev and violinist Dannon Rampton to take center stage, while drummer Keith Krey, keyboardist Jesse Aumiller and bassist Ian Anderson firmly navigate the fourth dimension. The result is a cinematic and oddly danceable bricolage of soul, americana, textural post-rock, ambient psychedelia, and western romanticism.

Kan Wakan is currently in the mixing stages of their debut record, which is expected to see a release this autumn.