Kan Wakan is Gueorgui Linev, the producer, film composer, synthesizer scientist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose full-length debut ‘Moving On,’ dissolves the genre- breaking electronica of Massive Attack, Air and Zero 7 into a bottomless sea of 20th century minimalism, psychedelic soul and ambient atmosphere.
It’s been two years since the release of the highly acclaimed ‘Moving On,’ which was mentioned in countless Best of Year lists, but 2016 will mark a new chapter for the LA- based, Bulgarian musician who was recently named in the LA Weekly as “One Of The Top 10 Young Songwriters In Los Angeles”. With new single, ‘Molasses’ and triple-LP ‘Phantasmagoria’ soon on the way, this marks the first time Linev has incorporated multiple guest vocalists. Having produced music for and worked with the likes of Moses Sumney, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, & Thundercat it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own with close friend Elle Olsun providing ethereal vocals for debut new single Molasses.
Inspired by a recent trip back to his birthplace in Sofia, Bulgaria, Linev wrote Molasses on his grandmother’s piano just days after she had been taken to the hospital in a coma.
“Molasses is allowing the weight to fall with a hope, a self-heartened embrace of the burgeoning we see before us. A clearing and a rising fog, that moment when we take stock of our surroundings and realize we have changed.”