Kafka On The Shore are releasing their debut album Beautiful But Empty today, a collection of songs beautifully accompanying the miserable first months of a new year.
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Call me a killjoy, but Mother Nature is not exactly promoting good times in the coming weeks. That is, if you live in a country like Germany, where we are situated or Canada, from where I am writing. The days are short, it’s cold and if snow isn’t covering vast parts of your surroundings, there is likely rain dropping endlessly. Let’s face it; years begin in a very gray, bleak, sobering fashion.
To brighten up the mood Kafka give us a voice ranging from almost-whispers to loud cries accompanied by melodies that can have you out of bed and on your feet in a matter of seconds.
This music isn’t all sunshine and fake smiles, these aren’t more brainless sing-along songs to please the masses, but rather cold winds empty streets, an album including sorrow and anger, the ghostly Venus as well as a love song for Berlin, the upbeat Lilly Allen In Green and Bacco, the soundtrack of a pirate story that only exists in your head.
Owners of Beautiful But Empty are also treated to rarely beautiful album artwork for each song and a thank you note that doesn’t forget to mention “haruki murakami [author of the book Kafka On The Shore] and all lawyers that will take us to court”.
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If nothing above seems particularly alluring to you, get Beautiful But Empty for the simple
pleasure of seeing Pirate Mexican Porno Rock among the genres of your music collection.