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Contro Luce

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SKU 11968
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After an absence from the scene of 4 years, here comes ‘CONTRO.LUCE’, the all new, sixth album by CANAAN. It will probably lift some eyebrows, not only because it's entirely sung in italian, but also because it's hardly comparable to what the band has done before. The concept of “dark music” still – obviously - fits, but it's way too narrow and restrictive to describe what CANAAN year 2010 are playing. Cold Wave? Ambient? Dark? Ethnic music? All of these and something more. Now take a deep breath and sink into the shadows the band creates through the 71 minutes of this lightly dimmed abyss. A journey from ashes to dust.
CANAAN was born in late 1995 out of the ashes of RAS ALGETHI, universally known as one of the forefathers of funeral doom. Throughout the years, 5 CANAAN albums were published and all reached respectable sales figures and granted the band a large base of devote listeners and die-hard fans, establishing CANAAN as a respected and solid entity in the world of “obscure” music (commas mandatory). The band's peculiar contamination of dark and ambient/experimental music led to an easily recognizable sound which was and still is in constant evolution; composing techniques have also been greatly modified over time: CANAAN eventually moved on (after having set up their own small recording-studio in 2003) to a schizophrenic process based on continuous improvisations, random de-constructions and accurate re-constructions. This method was used for the first time on “The unsaid words”, then refined through the NERONOIA experience. Shortly after the release of “The unsaid words”, CANAAN was in fact put under ice for a while and the
creative flows were entirely channeled towards NERONOIA whose 2 albums were recorded and released in 2006 and 2008, with Gianni (Colloquio's singer, and guest on Canaan albums too) singing on both and writing lyrics with Mauro – founder and mastermind of Canaan and the Eibon Label. In early 2009 Neronoia came to a stop (temporary or permanent, this is uncertain yet) so Mauro & fellows came back to the loving arms of CANAAN. New songs were composed and arranged, then – again – destructured and re-assembled at the band's home-studio before the final mixdown & mastering, carefully done by Alessio Camagni at Noise Factory. The result is ‘Contro Luce’ – enjoy!

01 Calma
02 Onore
03 Noia
04 Terrore
05 Ragione
06 Oblio
07 .
08 Lascivia
09 Umiltà
10 Concupiscenza
11 Esitazione

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