IKITAN

IKITAN is a heavy post-rock trio led from Genoa, Italy by spontaneousness and a jam session-like attitude.
By improvising and following… the feel of the moment, we explore uncharted territories and go to places we didn’t know existed.
Not a lot of planning. It’s all about playing. Join our 20-minute-20-second journey. 

@ikitan | Linktree

IKITAN is:
Luca Nash Nasciuti: guitar and effects
Frik Et: bass and effects
Enrico Meloni: drums and cowbell

Pode ser uma imagem em preto e branco de uma ou mais pessoas, casacos e jaquetas, natureza e árvore

Discography

“Twenty​-​Twenty”

▶︎ IKITAN (bandcamp.com)

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“Twenty-Twenty” 20:20
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Some reviews of “Twenty-Twenty”

“Together, the three-piece writes an earth-shattering blend of Hard Prog Rock, mixing equal parts of My Sleeping Karma, Karma to Burn, and Russian Circles into something that seems to transcend the world around us. “

  • Monster Riff

“The “Post-Rock” tag does not do justice to the music that has a strong footing to Stoner soundscapes with a bit of Desert Rock.
Sure, MOGWAI will come to mind, but as the track builds up with the guitars taking one step forward, you will get in the same groove zone the Italians feel so confident in roaming. The bass and the drums bear the organic sound I like in the space-out Stoner or sun-beaten Desert Rock.”

  • Metal Kaoz

“This is an excellent sounding record despite being recorded during COVID-19 Lockdown. There are some exciting styles of Stoner Rock grooves that have allows IKITAN to become more confident with their musical surroundings.
Twenty-Twenty is a superbly entertaining record that you should all check out now.”

  • Outlaws of the Sun
    credits
    released November 20, 2020

IKITAN is:
Luca Nash Nasciuti: guitar and effects
Frik Et: bass and effects
Enrico Meloni: drums and cowbell

“Twenty-Twenty” was recorded in the Summer of 2020 in Genoa, Italy.
Drums were recorded at Mattia Cominotto’s Greenfog Studio, where the album was also mastered.
Bass and guitar were recorded at guitarist Luca Nash Nasciuti’s private studio.

The impressive artwork of “Twenty-Twenty”, which sees an angry figure, IKITAN, erupting off the Earth while smashing some stones above his head, is curated by Luca Marcenaro.
IKITAN is the god of the sound of the stones.

(1) IKITAN “Twenty-Twenty” Full EP 2020 – YouTube

(1) IKITAN – YouTube

IKITAN (bandcamp.com)

(7) IKITAN | Facebook

@ikitan | Linktree

Reviews

IKITAN: ‘Twenty-Twenty’ Review

Patrick SchoberBY PATRICK SCHOBERJanuary 2, 2021Leave a Commenton IKITAN: ‘Twenty-Twenty’ Review

IKITAN is the god of the sound of stones. That’s directly from IKITAN the band, a trio from Genoa, Italy that formed in October of 2019. 

Together, the three-piece writes an earth-shattering blend of Hard Prog Rock, mixing equal parts of My Sleeping Karma, Karma to Burn, and Russian Circles into something that seems to transcend the world around us. 

As part of their Prog identity, the band relies heavily on higher concepts to drive their music forward. Nowhere is that more evident than in their debut epic, “Twenty-Twenty”—a 20-minute song released on November 20, 2020 and split into three chapters meant to capture the beginning of the band’s existence before and during the 2020 pandemic.

About IKITAN

For their debut single, IKITAN is:

Luca Nash Nasciuti: Guitar and Effects
Frik Et: Bass and Effects
Enrico Meloni: Drums and Cowbell

The guitar and bass for “Twenty-Twenty” were recorded by Luca Nash Nasciuti, who also mixed the album. Drums were recorded at Greenfog Studio, owned by Mattia Cominotto.

‘Twenty-Twenty’ Review

The trio prides itself on staying loose as songwriters, and that much is obvious in their song’s composition. Every riff in “Twenty-Twenty” (and there are many in this 20-minute epic) was at one point improvised during a band jam session. Now, in the song’s finished version, each riff is carefully placed and recorded to perfection.

Since “Twenty-Twenty” is a single song, it’s tricky to give a thorough review. Although the band says “Twenty-Twenty” is split into three chapters, we’ve identified four distinct sections that we’ll use to help us through the review.

Part 1: 00:00-5:16

“Twenty-Twenty” opens with an electronic pulse, bringing the song to life with shimmering guitars that quickly soar into the sky above. The lead guitar wanders and explores as the drums awake, accompanying the bass into a beautiful soundscape. Here, as throughout the rest of the song, IKITAN pulls inspiration from bands like Chicago’s Russian Circles and Germany’s My Sleeping Karma.

Part 2: 5:17-11:31

Part 2 begins with rolling bass and drums, as if the band is marching into battle. As before, the guitars soar, but the notes are more determined this time, and there’s extra tension in the narrative. If 2020 is the background for this track, Part 2 could be when COVID-19 broke out of Wuhan and swept through Italy and the rest of the world. Part 2 is much heavier than Part 1, and the songwriting here is tighter.

Part 3: 11:32-15:42

The opening notes in the third section may be a nod to Dream Theater’s “Endless Sacrifice.” This section is heavy on bass, with its dark, mysterious notes meandering through the void. Part 3 begins slowly, but it eventually picks up and becomes much more complicated. Within a few minutes, Nasciuti’s thick, chunky riffs are absolutely Metal.

Part 4: 15:43-20:20

Parts 3 and 4 connect through a complicated swirl of notes. Eventually, Part 4 breaks through in a new clarity. This section opens peacefully, but it gradually builds into something much heavier. By 19:30, the song hits its heaviest section yet: the band grabs onto a riff fragment and repeats it over and over, as if the song was skipping on its heaviest line. This snapshot carries us through to the very end, when the instruments die off into silence.

Final Thoughts

Score: 10/10

Pros: “Twenty-Twenty” runs for 20 minutes and 20 seconds, and every single second of this conceptual song is important. While this is a long song by any standards, at no point does IKITAN descend into self-indulgence. This is a fantastic track to follow note by note or to leave in the background all day. Whether you call it a song, an EP, or an album, “Twenty-Twenty” is worth a listen.

Cons: What’s not to like here? We could be pedantic and ask for IKITAN to split the multi-sectional song into individual tracks, but that doesn’t necessarily give us a better Prog Rock experience. “Twenty-Twenty” is well-done through and through.

IKITAN: ‘Twenty-Twenty’ Review – Monster Riff

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Stupendous power trio post metal Italian, masterfully uses stonner, psychedelic, progressive and heavy textures.

His magnificent debut album “Twenty-Twenty”, full of twisted, howling, high-pitched, precise and traveling riffs, features a rabid doom-like protruding bass and vigorous guiding drums.

With a growing and involving cadence, the tuning is perfect, filled with an immersion to the ends of a journey without brakes and limits, where creativity and virtuosity reign, showing all the explosive potential of this band.

With a long, well-structured melody, fluidity naturally occurs over all explored genres, in a rich way and full of staggered chords, in order to provide an ecstasy in nuances and soundscapes.

As the intensity enters, our perception breaks out in
a decision with no return, just to contemplate this masterpiece.

Great album, I’m amazed.
Aryon Maiden

Publicado por Aryon Maiden

Aficionado pela música em todos os momentos.

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