Album artwork for A Mythology of Circles by Faten Kanaan

A Mythology of Circles is the new album from Brooklyn-based composer and musical artist Faten Kanaan, her first to be released on Fire Records. Cyclical patterns and 'variation through repetition' are central to Faten's music. Harmony and counterpoint are composed intuitively and treated as narrative tools- with sound, silence, and the resulting mystical relationship between notes used as gestures to tell a wordless story. The album is separated into a 'dusk to evening' side, and an 'underworld/dream-state' side; highlighting the myths of Ishtar, Inanna, Orpheus, Persephone, and others. Inspired by cinematic forms and mythological story structures: from sweeping landscapes and quiet romances, to patterned tensions and dream sequences; Faten brings an earthy, visceral touch to electronic music. In symbiosis with technology is an appreciation for the vulnerability of human limitations and nuances. All the sections are played in real time, neither looped nor sequenced- allowing for subtle changes to unfold.

Faten Kanaan

A Mythology of Circles

Fire Records
Album artwork for A Mythology of Circles by Faten Kanaan
CD

$15.99

Released 04/16/2021Catalog Number

CD-FIRE-608

Album artwork for A Mythology of Circles by Faten Kanaan
LP

$26.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/30/2021Catalog Number

LP-FIRE-608

Faten Kanaan

A Mythology of Circles

Fire Records
Album artwork for A Mythology of Circles by Faten Kanaan
CD

$15.99

Released 04/16/2021Catalog Number

CD-FIRE-608

Album artwork for A Mythology of Circles by Faten Kanaan
LP

$26.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/30/2021Catalog Number

LP-FIRE-608

A Mythology of Circles is the new album from Brooklyn-based composer and musical artist Faten Kanaan, her first to be released on Fire Records. Cyclical patterns and 'variation through repetition' are central to Faten's music. Harmony and counterpoint are composed intuitively and treated as narrative tools- with sound, silence, and the resulting mystical relationship between notes used as gestures to tell a wordless story. The album is separated into a 'dusk to evening' side, and an 'underworld/dream-state' side; highlighting the myths of Ishtar, Inanna, Orpheus, Persephone, and others. Inspired by cinematic forms and mythological story structures: from sweeping landscapes and quiet romances, to patterned tensions and dream sequences; Faten brings an earthy, visceral touch to electronic music. In symbiosis with technology is an appreciation for the vulnerability of human limitations and nuances. All the sections are played in real time, neither looped nor sequenced- allowing for subtle changes to unfold.