Release Date: 14 August 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Kafka Tamura Nothing To Everyone Limited Vinyl LP
Southampton band Kafka Tamura use their minimalist sound to dramatic effect on debut ‘Nothing To Everyone’, with sparse beats, keyboards, guitars and 18 year old Emma Dawkins’ sultry and soulful voice painting a mesmerising picture. Formed in 2012, when Patrick Bongers and Gabriel Hauser found the Southampton vocalist on Soundcloud, they named their band after the protagonist of the surrealist Japanese novel ‘Kafka On The Shore’.
Last year they released debut track ‘Somewhere Else’ and had over 100,000 views on YouTube in a matter of days with the engaging and beautifully shot video courtesy of their friend, which traces the path of an ever-growing red ribbon being pulled from the singer’s mouth. They went on to release another visually stunning video this year for ‘No Hope’, which features Dawkins dressed as a modern day Marie Antoinette. With such a positive reaction to their music they set about recording the album in Southampton and Berlin.
“’Nothing To Everyone’ was meant to be a concept album from the very beginning. We wanted to create something that could be considered a piece of art and not just a collection of songs. So it was always like setting up rules and breaking them to find out what's the core of this music that we've had in our minds.” (Patrick Bongers)
Minimalism was an important aspect of the album for the band - not just in terms of sound but also in terms of musical material. All songs are in the same key and all melodies are focused on a pentatonic scale - so the whole album is based on no more than six chords.
2. Somewhere Else
3. No Hope
5. Feral Child
8. Somewhere Else (Reprise)
10. Nothing To Everyone