Experimental band K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., featuring half of Feu Thérèse (Members Alexandre St-Onge and Jonathan Parant), and Alexander Wilson, offer up their latest release ‘Acro’. The new EP comprises three tracks, offering up an incredible blend of sonic experimental electronic music. ‘Acro’ sees the band delving deep into the experimental genre, drawing from it an odd mix of musical structures that come across incredibly well on their latest EP, providing its listeners with an unusual yet cohesive musical journey. It seems that on their latest release, the band have manged to find a lot more structure than what their previous releases suggest, though this doesn’t come with a loss of any of their experimental roots.
‘Acro’ offers up an odd little musical journey, one that is progressed forth by electronic roots. Electronic drones accompanied by the odd hint of guitar and many electronic squeaks, blips and beeps. The whole release sounds very dark for the most part, offering a somewhat unsettling musical journey as it progresses across its three different sections. Each piece is structured together very nicely, showcasing the best of each members ability in presenting experimental music. The whole release falls into a very inaccessible category, one that isn’t as warm and inviting as previous releases we’ve seen from any of these musicians. Even with its inaccessible element running throughout, there’s a clear vision being presented by K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., who offer up some of their best music on their latest release.
Those who enjoyed Constellation Records releases of Fly Pan Am and Feu Thérèse might find something equally enjoyable with K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O.’s music, who seem to offer up equal amounts of experimental music though in a much different context. It seems that on their latest release, we’re being offered some of the best of each member’s abilities, whose talents in composing such unusual music comes across in an incredibly enjoyable way on ‘Acro’. The EP serves as a perfect little taster of what this band has to offer, and hopefully is a sign of more things to come from this largely under-rated band.
- ★★★★☆ 4/5
- Acro 1
- Acro 2
- Acro 3
K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O.’s latest release ‘Acro’ is out now and available to purchase from their bandcamp page.