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Kanaan — Double Sun
(El Paraiso EPR058, 2020, LP / CD / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2020-08-29

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Though not new to Exposé, Kanaan is new to me. Double Sun is the third release by this Norwegian power trio. Over the course of 40 minutes and six instrumental tracks, Kanaan treats the listener to all manner of psych / prog / Krautrock jams, staring with the opener, “Worlds Together.” This track, with its slow rhythm and searing guitar solo, recalls Dark Side of the Moon era Pink Floyd and especially “Breathe.” The next track “Mountain” is a beautiful prog jam edging into the outer realms of the Solar System. “Öresund,” like its near-namesake the Øresund Space Collective, is a superb space rock jam swirling together guitars, electronics, and drums for a kaleidoscopic trip through space. “Worlds Apart” slows things down a bit and then “Double Sun Pt. 1” and “Double Sun Pt. 2” provide an energetic mixture of slow-burn shoe-gazing searing guitar solos that swell to a whirling dervish of electronics, ostinato guitar, and motorik beat, channelling Harmonia’s “Dino” and Neu!’s “e-Musik” and “Hallogallo.” This highly recommended album is sure to please all fans of the genre.

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