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[krd-008] Khavn – Unrequited

Khavn - Unrequited (krd-008)

Khavn - Unrequited (krd-008). Album cover photo by by Katayun on Flickr.

Another homemade demo album of heartbreaking acoustic avant-pop. Consider this a collection of love songs for the bitter, the pathetic and the unrequited.

In “My Anima” Khavn sings “it’s pathetic, you’re just a dream/ like this life I’m living” and he captures the essence of this album: a constant and nagging unobtainability which has been put on a pedestal and adored as a badge of honor, emotional pain as an undeniable proof of existence.

When he sings “Nothing matters anymore” in the closing track, you understand that he actually means the opposite. Everything matters all too much and this pathos is a means for dealing with it.

Except for “Home,” the album is primarily created through acoustic guitar and raw, strained vocal cords. End result? Raw, untainted emotional patheity.

DETAILS:

Download album as a single VBR ZIP file on Archive.org.

Total runtime: 21:32

8 lo-fi mp3s encoded between 64 and 256 kbps, 44.1 kHz stereo.

Album photo credits: “Charity Case: Blinded by Love” by Katayun  on Flickr.

Audio Files VBR MP3
krd-008_Khavn – 01 – my empty chest 1.22 MB
krd-008_Khavn – 02 – now 3.81 MB
krd-008_Khavn – 03 – ourglass 1.73 MB
krd-008_Khavn – 04 – living elsewhere 4.00 MB
krd-008_Khavn – 05 – my anima 1.49 MB
krd-008_Khavn – 06 – sadman 1011 KB
krd-008_Khavn – 07 – the man with the hardest heart 1.26 MB
krd-008_Khavn – 08 – hometown 5.07 MB
Image Files JPEG
krd-008 Khavn – unrequited album cover 61 KB

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