Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, Neo-Classic, Experimental, Folk, Ritual.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Juily Kiran has already released different works, but now strikes back with this new opus released by Gravaçöes Tungusk. The work features twelve songs, which inspire the artist ‘to feel the music and be free’.
Content: It’s not an easy thing defining the style of Kageraw. The songs have been composed with different influences, taking off with an instrumental Neo-Classic and Cinematographic piece to move next with a more mystic-like song. The acoustic guitar injects a Folk touch to the album. Some of the chants create a Ritual sensation. Other songs are revealing more explicit field recordings. There’s an interesting progression in the tracklist, the best cuts emerging at the end. “V Puty” is a noticeable song.
+ + + : Kageraw is an original exposure from an artist who clearly doesn’t like to be labeled as one specific music genre. She experiments with ideas and influences, creating a cool melting pot, which will however mainly appeal to lovers of Cinematographic and Folk music. But there also is an interesting experimental approach in the way she uses her voice. From pure ritual to more Chanson (sung in Russian) the voice injects something particular to the music. The play of acoustic instruments gives this album an authentic feeling.
– – – : I enjoyed listening to Kageraw, but I’m missing a total apotheosis.
Conclusion: This is an interesting artist I discovered by the Portuguese label Gravaçöes Tungusk and I’m sure Kageraw has the potential to do better.
Best songs: “V Puty”, “Skupie Slova”, “Pesnya Sovy”, “How The Heart Cries And Laughs”.