Cantos I is the first entry in a 3-part album series based around Dante Alighieri's 14th-century masterpiece, with each album corresponding to, and emulating narrative elements from its respective book within the Comedy. Following Dante’s descent through the Inferno, Cantos I is itself a descent, starting out meditative, simplistic, and relaxed, but gradually building into an oppressive, blistering wall of noise, as each track introduces additional layers of instrumentation, distortion, and dissonance. This album was made to be a continuous experience, with each track giving context to its adjacent cuts, strewn together with field recordings to ground the record. Though knowledge of the book may compliment the experience, Cantos I is not shackled by its inspiration, and can be largely enjoyed with little to no prior experience with Dante’s writings.
Cantos II is set to be finished in 2020.
released April 12, 2019
Recorded February 2018-August 2018
Track 6 “Prophets” is an excerpt from a session recorded in 2017
Independently composed and produced by Unorthodox Digital
Dedicated to M. Quist, B. Wood, and D. Watkins
A gorgeous birth to a now striving force in vaporwave music, 'Atarashī Hi no Tanjō' can only be seen in my eyes as the greatest ambient album of all time.
From its rolling samples of Japan's sleepless transit systems through to the intimate use of vocal samples throughout, the dynamic duo of HKE and t e l e p a t h cannot be praised enough for this modern classic, ever evoking that same sense of mystique I caught when I stepped off the sub-express to Moriguchi for the very first time. Jake