KOAN Sound reveal new music from forthcoming album
KOAN Sound have released a single titled “Chilli Daddy” from their forthcoming LP, Polychrome. The release is especially notable, considering how elusive KOAN Sound’s style tends to be. They traverse sonic genres like water, bringing warmth and meticulous attention to everything they wash over.
While Will Weeks and Jim Bastow’s sound has developed over the years, two things have remained overall consistent with the duo. One, their releases stick to a musical theme. In 2011, their Funk Blaster EP ripped through the dub scene, showing the fluid connection of bass and funk. Their Sanctuary EP in 2013 showed their orchestral skills, and in 2015, their Dynasty EP defined a genre of smooth, tight, distinguished beats from palatial heights. Secondly, KOAN Sound pay a huge amount of attention to detail in their creations. The arrangement is highly thought-out, the synths meticulously developed, and the beats are sown tight.
“Chilli Daddy” has listeners excited, and rightfully so, since it’s been three years since their last release. Moreover, this release shows that during that time, these guys weren’t sleeping. Their attention to detail is there, and the sound of this single isn’t quite like anything they’ve released. There are fast-paced funk basslines, tight beats, and to add more excitement, some of the older more dubby influence that fans have come to adore KOAN Sound through. Welcome back.
Polychrome is to be released on December 7.
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