(APR) Kaura is set to release their debut full-length CD/DVD, That Which Defines Us, on September 20th, 2011.
Produced by singer Malcolm Guess, the album is a testament of dedication, taking over two years to record with the assistance of rock luminaries such as Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down, Danzig), Ken Andrews (Failure, A Perfect Circle) and Michael Romanowski (Dredg).
Central to the album's sound were instruments that the band collected on their travels to India, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Laos, and Nepal.
"We were really drawn to the sounds of these instruments because they are not traditionally heard in modern rock music," explains guitarist Ben Rojas. Drummer Benjamin Jones adds, "We have always strived to create our own unique voice and incorporating these instruments helps us do that and create a really expansive depth of sound."
The DVD portion of the set includes two music videos directed by drummer Benjamin Jones for the songs 'Ephemeral Fall' and 'Silence Speaks Louder'. It also features an hour long 'Making of the Album', and footage of the band's adventures collecting instruments during their travels.
2. Sera Phi
3. One Becomes Two
4. Ephemeral Fall
6. Silence Speaks Louder
8. Alarmico Saturn
10. If This Were to End
11. Tether's End
12. A Lament for Change