Kaveh Kanes – Loanwords


Preview Track: Ambushed

Foreword by Marcel Thee:

“The beauty of Loanwords is in directness. On its second album, Kaveh Kanes wraps melancholy around longing melodies more purposefully – curating dramatic sadness with twilight guitars and patient ryhthms. Its 80s C86 aesthetic finding new ways to communicate, relying less on a blizzard reverbial blanketss, and more on what made that era’s pop so affecting – melodies that wash over the mind as if always having been there, waiting to be discovered.

These feel like soundtrack to experiences everyone goes through, even if Asad Gibran’s floating hush takes more comfort in whispering words rather spelling them out. There’s a generous humanity here, and the song’s simplicity makes it easy to bask in. Lost loves, parental longing, tragic romance, and wondrous glimmers through Loanwords.

Weaker acts bury unprepared songwriting in endless cavernous echoes; but Kaveh Kanes’s songs – as confident and beautiful with just a voice and acoustic guitar – built a universe through its glacial here.”

Marcel Thee (Sajama Cut)

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Staff Comments: 

“Loanwords turned out to be one of the most memorable releases over the past few years. It has a distinct sound, a melodramatic tone and an overall sense of property by the band.”

SKU: NW086 Category: Tag:



  1. Ambushed
  2. Birds of Paradise
  3. Cake
  4. Father’s Bridge
  5. The Fountain
  6. How So
  7. Kairos
  8. Light Fright
  9. Sabine

Includes: Includes: Digital download in 320kbps MP3.


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