Lenkadu autumn and winter touring schedule is minimal, we are working on new sounds and images. Lenkadu misses her fans. Here is a peek into the studio production::
INTO THE SLIPSTREAM and FLOATING are out. Read more on our Releases page and grab them to-go on bandcamp.
Two new pieces are around the corner:
FORGOTTEN GODS with our Boston friends of the metal rock band 13 Billion Years tracking drums in the fantastic Analogue Divide studio (Allston, MA). Check out one of Lenkadu’s favorite bands on http://13billionyears.com/.
Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” and of course Lenkadu’s lover, Forgotten Gods is produced with two guiding ideas: CREATING SPACE and EMERGING.
Here are some of the notes Lenkadu sent to 13 Billion Years before they track drums:
I’m imagining peoples discovering new land, dreaming of it as a good (better) place, learning to listen to its sound, attuning to the land. These peoples have hopes, myths and values, they work hard to live upto the best versions of themselves. ….And then i hear disappointment, deep, angry. The land is being enslaved by little people who got into power and crowded out our myths, discounted our values as irrelevant and sold us mediocrity for an illusion of belonging. …..But …the sound of the land is still here!
We are also making a new VIDEO for FORGOTTEN GODS, working from footage shot with the talented Kieron Jansch (UK) in Nevada, April 2012 . http://www.kj-kites.com/ and in the koi fish pond in Forestville (CA). Kieron and Lenkadu joined their created forces in the past: Stroll over to our video page and Check our Whereto video Kieron made for Lenkadu and Michael Versteegt’s (San Francisco) track and the Snowkiter video from Iceland that uses Follow the Evening Star track of Lenkadu and Jamie KiloWatts (Philadephia).
Forgotten Gods is being built on solid grounds!!!
The second song nearing its release towards the end of 2012 is CAVALIER, originally composed solely from sounds of 1937 Cavalier Grammy engine for the sub-low bass line and highway car passing for trippy hi hats. Now more mature, the track is shaping itself through Jeremy’s grungy guitar filled with Nirvana-like riffs AND video imagery contrasting old tank-like sturdy technology and our digital age of disposable gadgets.