It’s been a quiet couple of years for Nathaniel Ritter and Troy Schafer. While Wreathes has fallen into absolute silence, and their respective solo projects, Circulation of Light and Rain Drinkers, have seen only one release each (Wood Violet, Tranquility Tapes, 2014; Stillness, Pesanta Urfolk/Et In Arcadia Ego, 2014), Kinit Her has followed suit, producing just The Needs of Both, a four-track 7″ EP on Bleak Environment, in 2014.
This artistic drought, however, is exactly what makes it so exciting for us to announce to you that Kinit Her have returned and are expecting a new album at the end of this year in The Blooming World, their first release for Adam Collins-Torruella‘s Pesanta Urfolk since 2013’s Hyperion (also due for CD release on Ritter’s own Brave Mysteries). Featured here is a track from the forthcoming album entitled “Fathering/Conception,” wherein a pastoral mood greets the listener through words adapted from Frithjof Schuon‘s poetry and the trademark Kinit Her sound: a small orchestra of instrumentation bridging into a lush wall of melodic meditations with a modest amount of Eastern influence. There is something about where Kinit Her’s sound is these days that is curiously Pärt-esque; it is seeped in emotion and spiritual catharsis, all the while remaining minimal yet deceptively complex. Their beauty lies not in face value, but in searching through what is hidden.
The Blooming World is slated for release this fall and will feature a number of guest appearances from the likes of Jessica Way (Barren Harvest, Worm Ouroboros), Dani Schafer (Devotion, Wreathes), Clay Ruby (Burial Hex), Andy Way (Sutekh Hexen, Thoabath), and Kevin Gan Yuen (Sutekh Hexen, Viral Optic Design).