August 17, 2017 506 Views
Kaiho is KAUAN’s seventh album following 2015’s lauded Sorni Nai, and focuses on childhood and the transition to adulthood, when the death of a loved one shatters halcyon beginnings and makes clear the stark reckoning that awaits in the end. Lyrics for Kaiho were written by the great Finnish folk singer Marja Mattlar, and as always with KAUAN, they are sung in Finnish, a language that in its eliding vowels creates soothing ethereal tones understood by few but deeply felt by all.
With Kaiho, KAUAN lifts off into awe-inspiring plateaus where dulcet alien notes weave amidst the faded light of long gone autumn afternoons, the still of mid-winter, the glittering drops of snowmelt. These moments are remembered tenderly and fondly, echoing from the past and pieced together from afar in the bustling city center of Kiev that KAUAN has called home since 2011.
Watch the album trailer for Kaiho, directed by Eugene Mazurenko:
Kaiho releases September 22 on KAUAN’s own label, kauanmusic, founded for this release to mark a departure into new unknowns.
Preorder Kaiho and receive an instant download of “Lapsenmuisto” – https://kauan.bandcamp.com/album/kaiho