ALBUM REVIEW: Faten Kanaan – A Mythology of Circles | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 13.11.20







For composer and musician Faten Kanaan, creative fuel stems from a desire to inject humanity into inherently inhuman sonic forms. On her fourth full-length project, the Brooklyn-based artist’s “variation through repetition” is explored more thoroughly than ever, with real-time motifs superseding both looped and programmed cycles.

The upshot is a rich electronic collage laced with nuance and mysticism, underpinned by an appreciation of space and a skill for fashioning fresh shapes from familiar earth-bound textures. On occasion, A Mythology of Circles’ palette is broadened further via samples of a male voice choir, lending beating hearts to a record which blurs borders between temporal and astral with rare finesse.



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