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KAFKA is the two-headed band of Dafne Holtland and Frank van Kasteren, an amalgamation of musical contrasts.

Bring those two worlds together and you get KAFKA. The musical walking hand-in-hand of two people who have exactly what the other does not. How does that sound? Cheerful and thoughtful. Sometimes bombastic melodic, at other times layered, soft and modest. Kafkaësk exciting, followed by the harmonic conclusions you hope for. With a languid raw undertone – rhythmic, burrowing and uplifting.. More »
live video ‘dreamer’

live video ‘dreamer’

Are you curious where we record en produce our songs? Well, enjoy this little sneak peak into our Amsterdam based studio. We made you an acoustic version of our single 'Dreamer'. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlg6-zyGCy4 If you're curious about the full song...

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New single ‘Dreamer’ out now!

New single ‘Dreamer’ out now!

We have a new single out! Dreamer is a song we wrote when we were expecting our first baby. We wrote it for him, as well as for ourselves to cope with the excitement and also the fear of something that is going to change your life completely. Turns out he’s not scary...

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nieuwe blog: hilda

nieuwe blog: hilda

Door Dafne Holtland Wegens privacy redenen zijn de namen in deze blog gefingeerd. Gistermiddag deed ik tot mijn grote vreugde weer eens een zeldzaam goede powernap. Zo een waarbij je ‘s middags diepwegzakt  in de bank, je realiseert dat je een uur vrij hebt, dat...

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She: a sky-blue voice. As ‘up’ as it gets. Light, lyrical, rounded, and harmonic, yet brazen as rock ‘n’ roll. Hand her an instrument and she’ll play, fingers flying with equal parts childlike innocence and formal training. That’s what happens when you learn to play classical music, are drawn into light (pop) music, and bring in the technique, ‘zhuzh’, and art of improvisation from the world of theater.

And what about him? Frank van Kasteren. Alternative songwriter.

A workhorse on any instrument, unpolished but skilled, and with a composer’s perfectionism. Seeks the surprise of musical contrasts, adds raw beats, and tinkers until it sounds as it should. An experienced songwriter, guitar player for various bands, and creator of beautiful LP’s.

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