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4 stars What a dark, graceful, and Krautrock-like experimental ambiance.

GA'AN got started firstly as a Chicago minimalistic rock quartet in late 2000s by Lindsay POWELL (voices), Seth SHER (drums), Jeremiah FISHER (synthesizer), and Jason SUBLETTE (bass, synthesizer). They launched their debut album "Ga'an" in 2009 as a limited edition cassette (and in the following year the album was released as a limited vinyl and downloadable material via an indepecdent label in South Bend named Captcha Records). After playing on various stages or radio shows, Lindsay and Seth have reunified GA'AN with another bassist / synth player Tyson TORSTENSEN and released their second album "Black Equus" in November 2011.

They've called themselves as a "minimalistic progressive rock" combo, that's well-said indeed. Not only for minimalists but also for all progressive rock freaks. Guess their soundscape deeply spread beneath a dark black sea can move everyone who listens to the stuff. Heavy riffs based upon deep synthesizer, dark bass, drone drum sounds. Lindsay's weird but graceful words (Zeuhl-ish slightly) and chorus. Both can easily grab our heart strictly. Gracious melody line with insistent, painful dubs and, on the contrary, desert and inorganic experimentalism can remind me something like melodic Krautrock projects like Amon Duul II. Regardless of their simple minimalism, we cannot get bored or annoyed at all ... their long long depth, profound and visible sound approach, and especially Lindsay's cold, dry-fruity, but hearty incantation upon us may squeeze our mind into amazement. In this debut album we can enjoy various appearances of minimal shower called GA'AN, yes, touch a real 'kaleidoscopic' minimalism.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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