(Editor’s Note: This band is now called Kan Wakan!)

It’s rare that Jason Bentley will play a single track every day for a week on Morning Becomes Eclectic, but the track “Forever Found” by LA- band Oren Lyons has earned that distinction.

When the song begins, it sounds like a piece of orchestral music until the drums kick in and all of the sudden you’re sent on an ambient, slightly psychedelic trip. The strings add a blissful air of romanticism.

This may sound strange but when I really like a song, I feel like I want to take a swim in it. I would love to dive into this one.

Stream “Forever Found” and download it here. (click “save page as)

The band is pretty new, forming just this past January. Multi-instrumentalist composer Gueorgui Linev teamed up with guitarist/producer Peter Potyondy and singer Kristianne Bautista with the idea to pursue a fusion of “classical minimalism and experimental soul”.

The band has since expanded to a sextet, adding violinist Dannon Rampton, drummer Randy Wagner and bassist Ian Anderson to round out the sound.

What I love is how each individual musician adds to the sound – you can easily pick apart each instrument, including Kristianne’s beautiful voice, and hear how they contribute to the whole.

This kind of intricate orchestration has drawn us to bands like Other Lives. That Oklahoma band went on to open for Radiohead, so I wonder what this year holds for Oren Lyons


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  • derek

    this..is great. wow

  • Stacey


  • http://www.stop.edu.pl prawo jazdy

    Great for a long, autumn evening, with a hot cup of chocolate – makes u stop for a while – that's my type.

  • Joe

    Please play this dreamy track more often! Today was my first introduction, and it makes me want to fall in love with Music all over again! Echoes of The Dream Academy, Mono and other artists of the past. And it's an L.A. band!! Beautiful song, beautiful sound. I look forward to the debut album!

  • Kuylah

    I love this song! It's gorgeous and I have to turn up the radio every time I hear it. I love the combination of soul, classical, and indie. Plus her voice is amazing. Can't wait to hear more from this band!

  • Michael

    You think they are Scott Walker fans? The bass line is pretty much lifted from "The Old Man's Back Again". Still, they are a great band, and it's an amazing song.

  • josue

    this is so inspiring, i cant stop listening to it. cant wait to see this band live!!!

  • shanon

    Just heard this on the radio and I have to say this is unlike anything else I've heard in a long while. From the moment those strings come in it gives me the chills until the very end… truly captivating. Can't wait to hear more

  • Jacki

    Wow, I love this relaxing unique sound! I want to hear more!

  • Glen

    This doesn't get old, really really good stuff. I keep hearing it on morning becomes eclectic, highlight of the show for sure.

  • Jean Baptiste

    I can picture this in a Tarantino film.. moody and dark but uplifting nonetheless. timeless, classic, soulful music.. I get alot of visuals when listening to this. Also really surprised to see something of such quality coming out of la with all the hogwash 80's throwback garbage I hear these days.

  • chris

    Just an amazing track, I do hope to hear it more and more of this band in the future!

  • Jackie A Shultz

    Love it. Really captivating stuff. Would love to see them live

  • Steve

    Love the sound, really neat orchestral stuff!

  • Ili Kourakou

    I love how intricate this is.. digging the whole vibe in general. When is their album coming out?

  • zach

    interesting production style and very refreshing overall. nice blend of some pretty classic influences..i hear mahler/air and some portishead-ish vocals but so much more dynamic.. i'd like to check out more from these guys

  • Isah


  • http://www.permanentstarlight.com Hylton

    Huge Serge Gainsbourg and Scott Walker influence. Dig it.

  • scott

    im absolutely obsessed with this track. incredible band

  • emily

    this is very well put together. wish i could hear more, but for now this is more than enough.

  • s.evetts

    brilliant track!

  • eddie

    been hearing alot about this band lately and wanted to check it out. i must say it's well worth the hype!

  • http://la.thedelimagazine.com/snacks Sarah

    Oren Lyons was nominated for Band of the Month on Deli Magazine. Voting for them doesn’t require a sign up or email request, it’s easy peasy.

    Follow this link to vote, http://la.thedelimagazine.com/snacks

    P.S. – I can’t wait for more music!

  • eddie

    this sounds really genuine. im really diggin the track!

  • Gayle

    I am wondering and so are many of my relatives and friends, how and why you chose the name
    Oren Lyons for the band's name?

  • Laura

    That's a good question Gayle!

  • Jackson

    just heard a song by them called space owl. i love the emotion in this, very intelligent music and refreshing to my ears.

  • Dave

    Can't wait to see them at the El Rey tomorrow!

  • KC

    Totally won me over last night. My new favorite LA band

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