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Khavn - Feel (Songs for the 4th Chakra) krd-003

Khavn - Feel (Songs for the 4th Chakra) krd-003

Taking his theme from the wide palette of human emotions, Khavn strings together 12 songs that deal with various feelings and states of mind. Ranging from anger to love, envy to hate, and everything in between, “Feel” alternately rocks out, and soothes quietly. There are post-punk tunes, spoken word experiments, romantic ballads, and witty pop gems all rolled into this 35-minute lo-fi garage recording extravaganza.

The 4th chakra, located in our heart, governs our intuition and love. It feels compassion, joy and the suffering of others. “Feel” then is aimed at the heart, but pricks the mind as well.

Album cover:  landscape photo “Landscape of Love” by Studom, and magnetic poetry photo “How do you feel right now?” by Bella Lago, both on Flickr.

Total run time: 35:16

Download entire album from Archive.org.
Listen to the entire album streaming at Archive.org.

Audio Files 56Kbps MP3
01. Angry 1.04 MB
02. Peaceman 1.48 MB
03. Sukmu 1.27 MB
04. Go 1.05 MB
05. Blessed Are They 1.11 MB
06. Girl With A Gun 1.12 MB
07. Love is Just a Word 1.41 MB
08. Nothing to Fear 981 KB
09. I Wish 1.17 MB
10. Only The Sad Cry 1.42 MB
11. Pity Me Pity You 1.19 MB
12. Envy Not 1.61 MB
Image Files JPEG
Feel krd-003 [album cover] 93 KB
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Cover of Khavn - Box (krd-002)

Khavn - Box (krd-002)

It begins with “He’s the boxman, he can do anything,” as artist Khavn rocks out on piano and vocals, backed by his minimal band of bass, guitar and drums. Both “Boxman” and “Hey Box” are upbeat pop numbers while the second track “Don’t even know your name” is a sentimental love song for an unnamed object of affection. The three tracks here were created for the rock opera also entitled “Box.”

With a total run time of 6:36, this single is short, sweet and infectious pop that works because it doesn’t pretend to be anything more than sugary carbohydrates and sweet after-dinner candy in a world where popstars take themselves way too seriously. World peace, boxman? Why yes, thank you.

Sounds like: Ben Folds Five, Lemonheads
Album cover photo “Wooden Boxes” by Eishier on Flickr.

Download the entire single in one zip file [2.7 MB]

Audio Files VBR MP3
krd-002_Khavn_01_boxman 643 KB
krd-002_Khavn_02_dont_even_know_your_name 1.11 MB
krd-002_Khavn_03_hey_box 1.03 MB
Image Files JPEG
krd-002-box 41 KB
Cover of Khavn- Dula (krd-001)

Cover of Khavn- Dula (krd-001)

This first release on the KamiasRoad netlabel is made up of four piano (and electric band) instrumentals. The EP is built around a single haunting theme and expressed in 4 different flavors: from straightforward neo-classical to dramatic ‘battle’ or ‘chase scene’ frenzy, to joyful and silly 3/4 waltz, before ending with a pop love song treatment.

“Dula” means “theater play” in Filipino.  In fact, these tracks were written for a theater play regarding the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.  And the second track “Battle” was used in Khavn’s short film “Ultimo” shown at  Oberhausen 2008.

Artist /pianist Khavn is a full-fledged film director and multimedia artist in his own right who usually scores his own productions.

Total running time: 23:35

Album cover photo “Empty Stage” by SnaPsi xyzzy on Flickr.

Download the entire EP in one zip file. [VBR – 9.92 MB]

Audio Files VBR MP3
krd-001_Khavn_Dula01_Theme 2.66 MB
krd-001_Khavn_Dula02_Battle 2.39 MB
krd-001_Khavn_Dula03_SpringWaltz 2.44 MB
krd-001_Khavn_Dula04_Sentimentale 2.42 MB
Image Files JPEG
krd-001_Khavn_Dula 19 KB