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Kai

by Yagull

Yagull's official debut for MoonJune Records, Kai, finds the band expanding its post-rock chamber soundtrack concept to great effect. 10 original tunes plus two surprising classic rock covers Burn (Deep Purple), Wishing Well (Free).
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1. North
5:29 album only
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2. Dark
6:55 album only
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3. Heiwa
3:14 album only
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4. Blossom
5:03 album only
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5. Mio
5:17 album only
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6. Wishing Well
4:36 album only
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7. Burn
3:51 album only
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8. Sound of M
4:27 album only
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9. Z-Parrow
1:47 album only
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10. Kai
4:01 album only
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11. Omniprism
5:43 album only
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12. Oyasumi
1:55 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Yagull is New York post rock chamber project featuring composer/ guitarist Sasha Markovic and pianist extraordinaire / composer Kana Kamitsubo. Following the success of critically acclaimed album "films", the couple keeps extensively writing for the follow up. The album "Kai" is set for release in January 2015 on MoonJune Records.

Yagull’s second CD, their debut for MoonJune Records, “Kai,” represents big musical and personal changes for group founder, composer, producer, and guitarist, Sasha Markovic. Yagull has officially became a duo with the addition of Sasha’s most challenging collaborator up until this time, pianist extraordinaire Kana Kamitsubo. Sasha and Kana’s partnership went further as they became husband and wife. Album “Kai” and the title track are named after their son born in 2014.
Picking up where the last Yagull CD, “Films” left off in 2012, “Kai” expands the post rock chamber soundtrack concept exploring new structures written around acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and acoustic piano. Yagull as a duo has an increased crossover potential for attracting listeners that may not be dialed into any of the specific genres baked into this release.
Yagull delivers eight brand new compositions, two tunes from "Films" revisited ( Dark, Sound Of M ) plus two covers for this sophomore release. The tracks range from "North" which exploits Kana's mastery of creating evocative mood and space for Sasha to play, folksy "Z-Parrow" while "Omniprism" drifts into progressive rock ambiance. Methenyesque tune “Blossom”, leaves space for special guest Dewa Budjana to shine with another beautiful, lyrical solo. The title track for their son emotes a melody that can easily go alongside "Waltz for Debby" by Bill Evans in any play list.Sasha once again wears his affection for classic rock as a badge reworking the Free song, "Wishing Well," which was also passionately performed by the late Gary Moore, as well as Deep Purple’s “Burn”. Beledo’s majestic lute introduction pays a homage to Deep Purple’s live version from the "Made In Europe" record.
The duo are also joined by several guest musicians, the extraordinary and diverse line up hailing from eight different countries, including fellow Moonjune international recording artists Beledo (guitar), Dewa Budjana (guitar) and Marko Djordjevic (drums), as well as the long time collaborator flutist Lori Reddy, Anthony Mullin from The Blackfires (guitar), Jackson Kincheloe from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds ( harmonica ), Gabriel Nat (clarinet), Wen Chang (violin) and Yoshiki Yamada (upright bass). “Kai” has set Yagull on a journey that will appeal to wide range of listeners. This is essential MoonJune music.

Album "films" written, arranged and produced by composer/ guitarist Sasha Markovic, features soloists extraordinaire Lori Reddy (flute), Eylon Tushiner (sax) and Sonia Choi (cello). The music on the record is cinematic, theme based, and features twelve original pieces by Markovic, as well as two unique versions of rock classics - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath) and White Room (Cream). The album closer Distance brings out the full band sound featuring soloists Reddy and Choi, and a special guest Josh Margolis on drums. The cover photo is a wonderful work of Brooklyn based photographer Davina Zaguri . Worldwide distribution by Moonjune Records / available on Itunes, Amazon, CD Baby

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