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Arca Collaborator Jesse Kanda Shares Debut ‘Heart’ EP as doon kanda

The five-tracker is out today via Hyperdub.

by Krystal Rodriguez
Jan 20 2017, 7:15pm

Album artwork courtesy of the artist

British visual artist Jesse Kanda, a collaborator of artists including Arca, Björk, and FKA Twigs, today released his debut EP, Heart, under the doon kanda alias for London label Hyperdub. The five-tracker maintains Kanda's cinematic aesthetic, albeit with a club-friendly tint, that's dark and atmospheric in its distorted, unnerving beauty.

In a statement, Kanda said of the EP, "My work might sometimes be coated with a layer of sharp pain like a blade to the eye or ears. But at the heart of it is always love, compassion, empathy... Each of the songs on this EP have this quality. The melodies are treated to cut you like a serrated knife. But hopefully they are beautiful enough that you'd want to listen anyway."

Listen to doon kanda's Heart EP below.