The Kraken

by In Each Hand A Cutlass

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $9 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Digipack, gatefold case, with stunning illustrations by Andy Yang, top notch additional graphics and design by Errol Tan and a unique "folding waves" compartment holding the CD.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Kraken via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

     $15 USD or more

     

1.
03:53
2.
07:25
3.
05:48
4.
5.
09:00
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
06:28
11.
12.
08:57

about

"While the term 'epic' has been used and abused so much in popular culture that it has lost some of its potency, it is a fitting word to describe the songs in this 12-track release, which celebrates the grandeur of rock and its various forms and offshoots...[IEHAC] have built a solid body of work to soundtrack the mythical vagaries of the deep." (****, album of the week) - Straits Times' Life!

"A progressive rock monster for the ages...cohesive ambition [is] displayed on this astounding work...There is a consistency running throughout the LP that compels the listener to sit entranced for the entire duration, breathless at the wonder and awe that the music evokes, somewhat effortlessly" - Powerofpop.com

“In Each Hand A Cutlass already established their penchant for meticulous and complex compositions with their 2011 album A Universe Made of Strings, but with their upcoming album, The Kraken, the Singapore-based instrumental band have bolstered their sonic heft and attention to detail. Songs like "The Deep" highlight their aptitude towards sweeping, majestic post-rock while tracks like "Overture" demonstrate their ability to weave the heaviness of contemporary metallurgists like Mastodon with the exploratory risks of prog luminaries like King Crimson." – Brian Cook, bassist of Russian Circles and Sumac, reviewer with Seattle’s The Stranger magazine

“I was so thrilled to hear that IEHAC are back with a new recording after being totally blown away by their debut A Universe Made of Strings. I came across the band when I was touring in Asia last year and was immediately drawn in and hooked on the huge, epic sound. Since getting my hands on The Kraken it hasn’t been off my stereo, they have really brought it this time, I cannot wait to see this monster live!” – Niall Arthur Kennedy, guitarist of And So I Watch You From Afar

credits

released 24 April 2015

Produced, recorded, mixed and engineered by Brad Wood
Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, assisted by Chris Allgood

Drums recorded at Yellow Box Studios, everything else at Snakeweed Studios
Additional recording and engineering by Leonard Soosay and Gerald Wong
Studio Assistants: Frank Lee, Edric Hwang and Benjamin Gabriel Cheng

All songs written, arranged and performed by In Each Hand A Cutlass, except tracks 4 & 11 by Amanda Ling

In Each Hand A Cutlass is:

Daniel Sassoon – Guitars
Amanda Ling – Keyboards & programming
Nelson Tan – Bass
Sujin Thomas – Guitars
Jordan Cheng – Drums & percussion

Additional musicians:
Josh Wei – violins on tracks 2, 5, 6, 7 and 9
Hsiao Shan Loh – cello on track 12
Altered Statesmen – dubstep on track 11

Cover illustration by Andy Yang
Design by Errol, Invsble Studio

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

In Each Hand A Cutlass Singapore

In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC) are an instrumental outfit from Singapore, forging soundtracks of the cinema of the mind. These sonic pirates cast music boundaries aside, creating epic sprawling yearning songs that alternate between lifting your spirit and kicking your butt.

In Each Hand A Cutlass is not just a band with a fancy name. It is a statement of intent.
... more

contact / help

Contact In Each Hand A Cutlass

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code