Kauan releasing new album (stream a song)
by Doug Moore
We've debuted a new song by the enigmatic Russian/Ukranian post-metal band Kauan over at Invisible Oranges this morning. Here's what we had to say about it:
"Pirut is a deliberate album that, like the movement of celestial bodies, achieves beauty through regularity. Genre-wise, it falls somewhere between funeral doom and post-rock, though both of those tags are reductive. Kauan use inexorable rhythms and evoke tragic vibes, as those styles do. But there's meat on their bones: as with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Kauan's layers of strings and keyboards make a compelling case that "symphonic" need not be shorthand for hokey melodrama. Pirut is not a terrible heavy album on the average, but it isn't entirely overrun with blossoming harmonies; the album turns dank and ugly at times. Fittingly so."