Cankun: “Too Many Clouds”
Mediterranean spices and exotic travels come out as new music to tease the ear on the ever shifting album, Isalo Waterfall, by Cankun. Hailing from St. Flour de Mercoire, FR, Cankun took in the natural wonders of Madagascar and turned what could have been simple (but beautiful) vacation photos into a worthwhile collection of wind, water, and soil music. Casioesque “world” rhythms and synths pulsate at the start of the song “Too Many Clouds.” Then as that mood fades, just the right amount of kerrrannggging guitars enter the picture. It’s almost like Cankun witnessed Sonic Youth during an extended jam and thought, “I could do this.” The guitars do recall S. Youth during their Daydream Nation phase, but Cankun never allows tracks to live in one space for too long so before we get settled into a space, Cankun shifts the ground beneath, and we’re suddenly in a very different locale. We travel around the globe, but never leave the warm seat in front of the stereo.
Isalo Waterfall is now available from Not Not Fun
Written by Jeff Daily