It feels as if time has ushered several years by since the last Kinit Her full-length “Gratitudes” graced us with its presence on behalf of the Small Doses label. In fact, the album was only released last year, and in that short time, the duo behind Kinit Her have made large strides with their twin project in Wreathes by releasing their debut full-length via Pesanta. Now, Kinit Her are making a strong return with the CD edition of Storm of Radiance. Streaming here, you’ll find the title track to the album which encompasses the full spirit of the project within its layered melodic foundations. Epic and surreal, yet humble and emotionally sincere if not deathly serious, The Storm of Radiance is only one fragment to the great whole of the album, but stands on its own as a testament to the spiritual power behind Kinit Her’s monolithic vision.
From the label:
“Some might suspect that, after surrendering their most perfect intentions to the accomplishment of Wreathes, Nathaniel Ritter and Troy Schafer would be out of steam for anything more as their preceding guise of Kinit Her. However, this album is an indicator of quite the opposite, as if meditating on the peaks of Wreathes somehow gave them the perspective and inspiration they needed to further flesh out and fully realize the potential of Kinit Her. Full of tears, frights, goosebumps, shudders and trances, within Storm of Radiance the theater of Kinit Her unfolds around you in all directions. This is easily one of the most intricate and imaginative progressive folk albums to come out in the last thirty years. Join in as Kinit Her usher you through their ever-changing motifs of organic expression, bearing avalanches of anthemic strings, ceremonial drums and percussions, elliptical mantras derived from the cosmic writings of Klages and Schuler, living atmospheres radiating natural youth and brilliance. Everything about this album sounds simultaneously composed and spontaneous, both bare and eccentric, just perfectly raw. Considering their already lenghty discography as Kinit Her, their majestic opening gestures as the newly initiated Wreathes, and the fact that these two have also been involved with a slew of other projects over the last couple of years, (including Burial Hex, Rain Drinkers, Compass Hour, Circulation of Light, Devotion, Wormsblood, Spiral Joy Band, and The Second Family Band) the achievements of Storm of Radiance seem nothing less than miraculous. A collaborative release with Pesanta Urfolk who will publish a 2xLP edition of the album in December; featuring much larger renderings of the stunning cover illustrations by the celebrated hand of Denis Forkas Kostromitin.”