KAFKA is the two-headed band of Dafne Holtland and Frank van Kasteren, an amalgamation of musical contrasts.
album release ‘out of tune’!
It is finally going to happen! After almost 1,5 year waiting on a fairly unpredictable virus we have fixed the date of our debut album. 'Out of Tune' will be streamable on all online platforms on October 15th, and it will also be physically available on CD and Vinyl....
By: Frank van KasterenLast week I had to buy panty liners. While I was shopping, it was suddenly added to the list. My girlfriend and I have an app, a digital shopping list. Very handy. Although I was clearly the only one who saw it appear – apart from the...
By: Frank van Kasteren For years I've had this fantasy that one day I'll get up, fill my Eastpack backpack with too many books, get on a bike with Roses from Outcast on my MP3 player and start a new year at my high school. The beginning of a school year. That...
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.