Kioea debuts their self-titled EP, inviting listeners into the world of psychedelic music. Named a “New and Notable,” by Bandcamp (5/7/22), Kioea uses the guitar to explore multiple musical lineages, from surf instrumentals to global influences.
Since its inception in 2019, Kioea has been a project led by electric guitarist Carand Burnet. Supported by bassist Ian DeCelli and drummer Jake Remignanti, the trio has ventured further into psychedelia with expansive compositions that include echoed guitar solos and fuzzed-out bass.
Burnet shares the process that shaped the EP:
“My artistic practice begins when I record guitar chords into a loop pedal or cassette machine and make a backing track. I play the track and overlay notes. My goal is to create a guitar melody acting like the voice singing each song. When satisfied with the structure, I bring the composition to my bandmates. Together we work out the dynamics and groove.”
Released May 6, 2022
Engineering and mixing by Chris Chase, The Noise Floor
Mastering by Adrian Morgan, Timeless Mastering
Artwork by Tara Morin