War San / Kim Warsén is a Swedish musician and composer, most known to a Spanish audience as front figure and singer of the critically acclaimed band Ginferno (2006-2014).
New release coming up December 12th 2021 – the twenty minute piece Float Part 1.
The album Lortbron (november 2020) was the first release on Transnational Records. An enigmatic and deeply moving ambient album where piano meets organ and percussion in beautiful soundscapes.
Kim Warsén started studying piano at six, later trumpet, song and composition and soon became interested in meditative music and to create sound scapes by the help of piano and unconventional percussion.
With the bands Ginferno and Los Cuantos he has released four full length albums and made over a hundred concerts at Spanish clubs and festivals such as Primavera Sound, Primavera Club, Monkey Week and Faraday. He has collaborated with musicians such as Damo Suzuki (CAN) and received 2014 MINS Price for Independent Music for Best World music of the Year with the record Erta Ale.
His lyrics and musical ideas were published in an anthology about literary creativity in the underground rock music together with lyricists and musicians such as Pete Simonelli, Michael Gira and Julian Cope (”The Fist and the Lyric”, 2013. (El Puno y la Letra) by Luis Boullosa.)
Under the name War San he has released three studio albums. First, New Religious Movements, recorded back in 2013 but not released until six years, when a Spanish label decided to fabricate 500 copies on vinyl. It was described as ”a sparkling literary exorcism”, ”ode to restlessness” and ”one of this years album” (Ruta66). Silent Talk came the same year – in many ways – its antipode, a quiet and calm record made with limited resources in collaboration with Syrian musicians. In 2020 he released his first instrumental album, Lortbron, dedicated to his home town Nybro.
He lives in the Swedish countryside close to Kalmar.
New Religious Movements (Batir Records 2019)
Silent Talk (Lovemonk 2019)
Lortbron (Transnational Records 2020)
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