Taken from his ‘Laws of Nature’ LP, to be released 26th May via Project Mooncircle, is the leading, whirlwind of a track, ‘Mustang’. Kafuka is the solo electronic music project of Japanese artist Eshima Kazuomi. Having learnt to play the keyboard as a child, Eshima’s interest in nature led him to express these elements using musical instruments. Reprocessing samples and recording guitars and other natural sounds, he creates a collage of dreamy textures, slowly evolving melodies, and stuttered rhythms that call back to the roots of IDM while simultaneously tackling new emotional ground. By day Eshima composes for film and television in Japan, and his professional technical proficiency in the studio is strongly reflected in his solo works. Mastered by acclaimed engineer Sven Friederichs, ‘Laws of Nature’ comes out worldwide on limited vinyl (including download code) and limited edition CD via Perfect Touch in Japan.
To forget the pursuit of harmony. To recall the past to make a future. Forever seeing yourself reflected, feeding back in eternal repeating cycles. A dialog with oneself within the natural world. Choosing a final destination as the journey ceaselessly repeats. I hope to share what I’ve experienced in this big journey. I hope you will feel both a sense of nostalgia, and a sense of newness. That makes our harmony.
The amalgam of sounds
contained within this distinctive LP is the result of adding algorithmically generated elements using the audio programming software Max/MSP. This approach, as well as the strong natural theme, is responsible for the emotionally expressive sounds which are apparent throughout the album, and annex musical elements from a plethora of electronic genres.