Over three years in the making, KOAN Sound return with their 11-track album Polychrome, which is out now on their new label, Shosin Records.
Polychrome is a highly listenable, versatile album; the result of maturation and personal growth with great artistic bloodlines drawn from their native Bristol, UK. Like the legends to come before them – Massive Attack, Portishead and Reprazent (the list goes on) – KOAN Sound have delivered an album that brings electronic music to new horizons.
With fan excitement at an all time high, the album has already sold an impressive 2,000 physical records as pre-orders. Polychrome has already served as a catalyst for KOAN Sound’s impactful return, as the duo are now working on an US tour for fall 2019 and a UK/EU shortly before that.
KOAN Sound teamed up with local Bristol artists to create macro photography art for each of the tracks on the album which will also be incorporated into the visuals for live shows. The band will be performing a special hometown show in Bristol at the famed Trinity on Saturday, February 16. The initial event sold out so quickly that a second date was added, which is nearly sold out as well.
Previous to Polychrome, KOAN Sound made waves globally for releases on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint and the UK’s Inspected Records. The one common factor has been the band’s deft ability to weave in and out of genres, perfectly at home with mid-tempo, funk and even orchestral treks. Essential listening: “Sly Fox,” “Funk Blaster,” “Strike” and “Starlite,” to name a few.
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