Doon Kanda - Heart
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Based on 39 ratings
January 20, 2017 / Release Date
EP / Format
Hyperdub / Label
UK Bass / Genres
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The sound palette—labyrinthine melodies played on weird, blunted synths—resembles Arca's, but the emotional tenor is slightly different. There's an epic dimension in Arca's work, while Kanda's is more intimate.


Without being terribly groundbreaking or accessibly danceable (aside from "Axolotl"), and in Arca's shadow, Kanda seems to still be figuring out his aesthetic purpose or goal.

Jesse Kanda is most known for his collaborations with arca, twigs and björk and by his absolutely unsettling visuals and illustration work, with a focus on futuristic, malleable somber bodies and body parts digitally fabricated - a signature style that every arca fan will easily recognize on various music videos and cover arts.

I was surprised when i found out about his solo project "Doon Kanda", yet it didn't take me much to realize why it is overshadowed by the work he does ... read more
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Jesse Kanda has made a name for himself in the musical world by releasing some fantastic videos, and now, the Bjork/Arca collaborator is debuting his off-kilter music to the world. On Heart, his debut electronic EP, the producer brings in a dark and strange take on house music, basically in the same vein of Arca himself, incorporating those scattered, minimalistic electronic sounds that craft an interesting impressionistic aesthetic. This EP starts off with the absolute best track here, Axolotl ... read more
"Heart”, in Jesse’s own words, is “losing someone you love and your self”.

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Jesse Kanda es sin dudas uno de los artistas visuales más relevantes del último tiempo; su interesante estética bizarra y retorcida lo llevó a trabajar con artistas como Bjork, FKA twigs, y por su puesto, su alma gemela Arca. Plasmado en figuras inquietantes, el arte de Kanda siempre llevado al extremo de rareza, proporcionaba una excelente relación con los proyectos musicales de Alejandro Ghersi, pero nunca sabremos cuanto de Jasse Kanda hay en el sonido de ... read more
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Added on: January 20, 2017