Buzzbands has an in-depth interview with Gueorgui Linev, the composer who unloaded the new Kan Wakan LP Phantasmagoria Vol. 1 last month. Fans may remember that the album was originally slated for a triple-LP release last year, and Linev explains to Buzzbands why it wasn’t put out that way. Describing the music on the album, Linev says the LP “is like a sequence of dreams or ghost stories using a lamp. At the core of it, all of these songs, whether written on piano or guitar, are stories that could be told at a campfire. A lot of it has to do with loss, and contrast of light and dark.” Read more here.
Since its release, Phantasmagoria has received several positive reviews. According to Highclouds, the record is “a gorgeous mix of organic and electronic layers, graceful vocals and an orchestral sense of narrative that combines tension and contemplation.” Earmilk says the record shows “remarkable artistry.”