KOAN Sound’s Highly Anticipated Debut Album Is Everything We Could’ve Wanted
It’s arduous to overstate simply how lengthy followers have been ready for KOAN Sound’s debut album. The UK duo had been one of many first signees to Skrillex’s OWSLA, dropping their Funk Blaster EP with the label all the best way again in 2011. In the years following, they launched 5 extra EPs, each on OWSLA and Inspected Records, earlier than releasing Forgotten Myths on their very own Shoshin Records. In distinction, the final three years have been very quiet for them, a interval throughout which dance music has exploded exponentially and gained tens of millions of recent listeners, and they also don’t have what many nowadays would take into account to be a powerful following. However, with the discharge of their debut album Polychrome this weekend, that’s certain to vary.
Rather than the typically blind workout routines in sound design by artists like Alon Mor, or the moderately single minded route of Flume and his sound, KOAN Sound are grasp chameleons and sound engineers. They’re capable of weave seamlessly between style, typically discovering themselves someplace in between many concurrently. With regards to sound design, their abilities are largely regarded on par with legends like Amon Tobin, Tipper, Noisia, and the like. With their debut album Polychrome, they’ve actually greater than confirmed their boundless skills.
The album spans 11 tracks, created over the course of the final three years. “Chilli Daddy” and “Viridian Dream” had been launched as singles previous to the album, demonstrating a penchant for frenetic funk in addition to the jazzy, dream-filled synths they’ve turn into recognized for. The remainder of the album is an excellent mixture of varied kinds starting from the aforementioned funk and jazz to drum & bass, chill home, and extra. Each monitor is handled with KOAN Sound’s personal model of polish and finesse, dripping moist synths with vibrant, crisp drums and delightful melodies.
The practically hour-long journey is price your undivided consideration. Listen to KOAN Sound’s debut album Polychrome beneath.
After 3 Years, One of OWSLA's First (and Best) Artists Is Finally Releasing Again
After years of waiting, fans will finally bear witness to the debut album of one of the most forward-thinking duos in electronic music: KOAN Sound. Jim and Will haven’t released any new music since 2015’s Forgotten Myths, which many thought would have been the year of their album.
Now in 2018, KOAN Sound have taken to social media to announce that the album is complete and in the process of being mastered. “It’s the most ambitious thing we’ve done to date and we’re both really proud of it. We’re currently mastering and will have more news for you soon.”
For fans of KOAN Sound, one of the original OWSLA artists, this is a huge, huge moment. For those who don’t know of their sound, I suggest you check them out immediately.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on any developments for this album.