Kanaan plays an amalgam seventies of psychedelia, post rock and fusion improvision and the music is very suggestive. The record Windborn is the debut with six extended pieces of blazing freeform psychedelia. The track The Groke, with much Black Sabbath vibes,
While the band is rooted in the same spirit that gave birth to Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Eleventh House in the 1970s, there’s a distinctive modern flavour to Kanaan’s sonic endeavors. Their Scandinavian genealogy is apparent as well, their intricate song structures seems to be branching off the same stem as Motorpsycho, Papir and Jaga Jazzist. And no doubt the young band has the chops to carry on the pedigree! Opening track A. Hausenbecken feels like a sudden blast of refreshing Nordic air, with it’s rolling guitar leads and growling Fender Rhodes.
But Kanaan aren’t afraid to get deep and heavy with Act Upon The Mundane World before ending the album with the abstract, free-flowing title track Windborne. From the first note to the last the band keeps high levels of energy and creativity, and although freeform, they never sacrifice focus or direction.