Friday, June 6, 2014

Kan Wakan Release New Album + "Mont Blanc"

Los Angeles based band Kan Wakan released their full-length debut, Moving On, this week.  Check out the track "Mont Blanc" below.

Kan Wakan emerged in early 2012, the musical brainchild of composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui I. Linev.  The Bulgarian-born musician originally set out to create solely instrumental music inspired by his lifelong passion for classical minimalism, but the involvement  of  chanteuse  Kristianne  Bautista  and  producer/guitarist  Peter  Potyondy rapidly saw the project grow in both scope and purpose.
“Initially  the  project  began  as  an  outlet  for  me  to  perform  some  of  my  bedroom instrumental  ideas  with  a  small  chamber  ensemble  comprised  of  strings,  brass  and percussion” Linev says, “At one point it felt natural to me to introduce guitars, keyboard and drums into the mix, and around this time is when I met with Peter and Kristianne. It took a very natural course as we spent the next year or so experimenting together and more like minded musicians came into the mix.”