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Kat Burns is back with “Bound” Kashka release

Submitted by on November 5, 2013 – 11:44 amNo Comment

KASHKA - Jason GordonKashka’s new album Bound was released on Nov. 5. The album was produced by Leon Taheny (Rituals, Dusted). Bound is the second release under the moniker Kashka for Kat Burns (Forest City Lovers) and explores themes of landscapes, family history, and fractured relationships.

An array of talented Toronto-based musicians, including members of Bruce Peninsula, Bernice, the Bicycles, Ohbijou and Tokyo Police Club contributed to the album.

Burns describes her music as “folkpoptronica,” and this album, with its poetic lyrics, and catchy pop style, easily fits into that. It’s pop, with soul.

The first video and single from the album “Never Had It” describes the slow process of the breakdown of a relationship. Opening with heartbeat drum tones, and slowly building in tone and lyrics. You can feel the journey of redemption.  Songs such as “We Let the Shadow in” and “Prophet”, are flashy pop tunes, reminiscent of the golden age of eighties electronic pop.

Conversely, “Gibraltar”, is a beautiful piano and violin addled ballad. It describes a peacefully serene scenario, and paints a vivid picture in the listener’s mind. The album finishes strongly, going out with “Bloodlines”, which combines an almost chanting refrain and big piano to create an eerie theme.

A proper album should be both insightful and delightful. It should be a joy to listen to, and leave you something to think about. And that’s what you find in “Bound”. Beneath the glossy layers of pop, lies something deeper. The only way to find what that something is is to give it a chance and listen carefully.

Review by Brian Talmey

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