Thursday, December 15, 2011


Eyvind Kang is best known for his work with Mike Patton, John Zorn, and Lou Reed.

This well known string player is set to release his newest offering to the world, The Narrow Garden, which is said by Kang to be “inspired by the natural world.”

"I composed most of the songs at a pond on Vashon Island," explains Kang. "I also went down to Yelm and Olympia and music just came into my head. There were birds, plants and flowers. It's a concept of love, of poetry, like a troubadour or ashugh, courtly love that goes in two directions - one the more ineffable, kind of delightful which is the idea of 'Pure Nothing' and the other direction is the implication of a kind of violence."

Spin said of Kang's most recent Ipecac release, 2007's Athlantis: "Think the monolith scene from 2001 as rendered by Mr. Bungle and you're almost there." PopMatters said Kang "...inhabits other worlds so the rest of us don't have to."

As an enormous fan of all things related to Mike Patton and the world he inhabits, Kang’s next release is certainly on my radar. His previous release, Athlantis, is said to have been inspired by Renaissance era literature and philosophy. I like the moody imagery he portrays in his music.

The Narrow Garden was recorded in Barcelona with a group of 30 musicians helmed by Kang.

The Narrow Garden track listing:

1. Forest Sama'i

2. Pure Nothing

3. Usnea

4. Mineralia

5. The Narrow Garden

6. Nobis Natalis

7. Invisus Natalis


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