Kika Kane | The Sunset Sessions

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The Sunset Sessions

by Kika Kane

Relaxing Hawaiian sunset acoustic guitar music.
Genre: Easy Listening: Exotica
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1. Here Comes the Rain
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2. Pule Ho 'Opomaikai 'I
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3. Sunset Sessions
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4. Gone Again
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5. Aurelie
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6. Kepaniwai
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7. Napili Rain
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8. Hele On
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9. Cirony's Song
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10. A Place in the Sun
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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These songs were inspired by the beauty of Maui's sunsets. They were all written on the beaches of Maui, usually after I was finished surfing. I achieve the tropical sound of the guitar by using the "slack-key" tunings favored by many guitarists here in the Hawaiian Islands. I hope you enjoy it! Aloha, Kika Kane


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John P. Olsen / NewAgeMusic.Nu

Perpetual Island Vacation
New Age artist Kika Kane, residing in Maui is a lifelong resident of this state of islands, atolls, and islets, composing music in the land of what most would consider paradise. While Kika does enjoy an active lifestyle, much of his time is spent playing the easy to recognize, but harder to perfect style of Slack-Key guitar with the island sunsets as his perpetual source of inspiration. Slack-Key is a unique finer style that originated in Hawaii during the 19th century and was developed for dancing and entertainment, only recently becoming more popular when the Hawaiian dance craze began during the 1960’s. Kika Kane has become pretty popular with his 2 projects that are an adaptation of Slack-Key guitar. Ocean Girl is his first project, while his second release, The Sunset Sessions was nominated for Best Slack-Key album of the year at the Hawaii Music Awards. National Public Radio’s Echoes programming has had several of his songs airing on a weekly basis for some time now. Local television and radio have also tuned into Kika’s music too, playing many of his songs as background scores in TV commercials and airing in many resorts and hotels on the islands. The Sunset Sessions is a nicely done blend of Tropical, Ambient, and New Age, with a pleasant mix of mid tempo guitar instrumentals that reward you with pleasant thoughts of island life or in some cases, pleasant memories of your last vacation, if you have ever had an opportunity to visit the islands. The Slack-Key guitar technique can be loosely defined as a finger style where the musician loosens or slackens the guitar strings by tuning one or more strings, most often upward on the scales until the strings form a single cord, most often in G major. First on the song itinerary is Here Comes The Rain. This song’s welcoming melody makes one feel like the approach of an incoming rain event should always be taken in stride. The carefree feeling of island living is shown in this song by a fluid back and forth movement of strumming guitar, that will likely have you swaying to the rhythm. Even if it does rain, brief changes of tempo turn the rain event into positive thoughts, taking into consideration the colorful rainbow and magnificent sunset display that will follow a brief period of rain. The song A Place In The Sun translates into every fun attraction available to you during your audible visit to the islands by an energetic opening, blending guitar rhythms in a positive upbeat mood, taking well timed breaks during each refrain to allow everyone to soak in the sun. The Sunset Sessions reflects the positive feel, relaxing mood, and welcoming atmosphere, for which this island state is highly prized. Hawaii naturally offers every form of music, ranging from symphonies, orchestras, and every popular genre of music under the sun, but there is just something special about the authentic home style approach to New Age music Kika has to offer, so be sure to make your next vacation or honeymoon to the islands of Hawaii a memorable one. Aloha !