IKITAN is a heavy post-rock trio with a pinch of stoner and progressive, led by a jam session-like attitude. Formed in Genoa, Italy, in 2019, 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.
IKITAN published its first live video, “Twenty-Twenty Live at Forte Geremia”, on 25th June 2021. It was recorded on top of an old military fort (819 m asl) in March 2021, it captures the band playing “Twenty-Twenty” live for the first time, in a dramatic scenery between sea and mountains, and with no audience. The video of the concert, a tribute to generator parties, is available on YouTube.
“Darvaza y Brinicle” is the first cassette by IKITAN, published in limited edition (30 copies) as well as digitally by Taxi Driver Records on 3rd December 2021. Side A contains the two singles “Darvaza” and “Brinicle”, while Side B features “Twenty-Twenty Live at Forte Geremia”.
IKITAN continues its journey. The band is currently working on the upcoming gigs as well as on writing its first album.
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