IKITAN is a heavy post-rock trio with a pinch of stoner and progressive. Formed in 2019 in Genoa, Italy, IKITAN is Luca “Nash” Nasciuti (guitar), Frik Et (bass) and Enrico Meloni (drums and cowbell).
The band’s self-released debut “Twenty-Twenty” is a one-track instrumental EP lasting 20 minutes and 20 seconds, and was published digitally and on digipack on 20th November 2020.
“Twenty-Twenty” was well-received globally and has earned the band over 40 reviews and a dozen interviews.
IKITAN’s music has been compared to the likes of Tool, Yawning Man, My Sleeping Karma and Russian Circles.
“Twenty-Twenty Live at Forte Geremia”, IKITAN’s first live video, was recorded on top of a mountain (819 m asl).
The band is currently working on its upcoming first album and hopes to be able to present its music on stage as soon as the situation allows for it.
They say about IKITAN…
“If Tool were a post-rock band, they might very well sound like IKITAN.”
“Together, the three-piece writes an earth-shattering blend of Hard Prog Rock, mixing equal parts of My Sleeping Karma, Karma to Burn, and Russian Circles into something that seems to transcend the world around us. ”
“This is an excellent sounding record despite being recorded during COVID-19 Lockdown. There are some exciting styles of Stoner Rock grooves that have allowed IKITAN to become more confident with their musical surroundings.
Twenty-Twenty is a superbly entertaining record that you should all check out now.”
Luca “Nash” Nasciuti: guitar
Frik Et: bass
Enrico Meloni: drums and cowbell