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Kohann


Country of origin:

Breton, France

Type of music generally:

Ectronica pop

Status:

Most recent release, Hypnotique (2007); Michèle Gaurin now appears to be performing solo under the Kohann name and as Kohann in the band Skilda

See also:

Kohann's MySpace page

French Wikipedia's page for Kohann (Google's English translation)

They appear allied through singer Michèle Gaurin with the band Skilda.

Comparisons:

Mandalay

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Kohann are from Breton, and rare in that they sing in Breton dialect. Their sound is mostly relatively soft trip hop. Michele Gaurin has a sweet, compelling voice that enlivens the band's electronic sound. The band they are most like, to my ears, is Mandalay (though perhaps not as dreamy). They bear sonic similarities to other trip hop bands, but their sound is their own. Low tempo- but dark and insistent, occasionally hypotic, occasionally rocking. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Mil Bed

Recordings:


Mil Bed

Release info:

1999—WEA (France)—8573 80252 2

Availability:

France

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Michèle Gaurin—vocals
Sylvère Morrisson—keyboards, synths
David Bellec—guitars, basses

Guest artists:

Ghislain Baran, Thierry Nédélec, Cédric Broquiare

Comments:

My favourite of the two albums I've heard, Mil Bed has an urgency that draws me in, especially the first track, "Awenn", and the title track, despite most of the album being on the lighter and more hypnotic side of electronic pop. (Neile)

Don

Release info:

2001—WEA (France)—0927 41097 5

Availability:

France

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Michèle Gaurin—vocals
David Bellec—guitars, basses
Sylvère Morrisson—keyboards, synths

Guest artists:

Cédric Broquiare—drums, synths (7)

Comments:

Somewhat low-tempo but very insistent, especially Michèle Gaurin's vocals. A very intriguing and persuasive listen. The emotional push of tracks like "ba' me bég" is impressive. (Neile)

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