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Renowned visual artist Jesse Kanda wears his Doon Kanda hat for Luna, an expression of icy blue ambient soul, marking his 2nd release with Hyperdub.
Like Doon Kanda’s début, Heart , its follow-up unmistakably resembles Arca in the same way that Jesse’s morphed images of the artist portray Alejandro Ghersi. In that sense, the seven tracks of Luna can be taken as a sort of related project to Arca, like airborne sketches or imprints like those left by birds who smashed into windows.
But rather than frozen reflections, these tracks are like morphing gifs repeating the sadness of the image until we almost become numbed to it, as Kanda shapeshifts from the prismatic chamber figure of Bloodlet to dembow mechanics in Molting, and cyber-shoreside R&B sashays in Luna, while Crinoline impresses with its Autechreian baroque elegance, until the final strokes of his somehow fragile yet fierce closer Lamina.