Category Archives: Indie Music

Ka Fu – Heretic

Heretic Cover Art

Next up we have Ka Fu. The album Heretic was released on October 16. Again an artist promoted through an unsolicited email, that I have come to like. The track I have chosen to share is titled Anthropic Tropic. A soothing musical journey that I enjoyed. No video, the track is on Soundcloud. As usual the promotional buzz is below the tracks.

First the song

Then the album

Striking Deep Wave Producer

Ka Fu

RELEASES Heretic album

RELEASE DATE: 16th October

LABEL: Hidden Vibes

Stream/Download: Herectic album

[‘The Hope Is Open’] “The single is a mesmerizing piece of soothing electronica complete with jazzy elements for wavey vibes.”

Discobelle

[‘Red Coffee’] “Shows the enchanting vocals melodies and the well-built, dynamic lines of the sound.”
Son Of Marketing

“If you are a fan of Depeche Mode like us at Data Transmission, you are going to love Ka Fu, that’s for sure! The production of this track is incredible, you can fall in love with Ka Fu after hearing it.”

Data Transmission 

Electronic producer Ka Fu has released his second album, Heretic which dropped on the 16th of October. Ka Fu recently added to his creative portfolio with a DJ set at the spectacular Eco-Art Park Nikola-Lenivets which premiered with Be-At TV to their 1 million+ followers. The rich sonic palette of Ka Fu’s 2019 debut album Encoding: Master announced his arrival on the scene boasting mixing by Klas-Henrik Lindblad (Anja Schneider, Rodriguez Jr., The Presets) from Berlin BlackHead Studios and received support from Data Transmission, XS Noize, Child Of House, La Belle Musique, the_accidental_poet, 6 AM, Discobelle and Progressive Dreamers, amongst others. 2020 has seen Ka Fu release a moving remix of Lama’s Dream’s track ‘Rain Catcher’ that caught the ear of popular Youtube Channel Ambient and his recently released single ‘The Hope Is Open’  (taken from Heretic) was playlisted by NPR Radio.

Physically residing in Milan, Ka Fu’s true home is his music – a place of constant innovation and freedom. Born and raised in the previously closed Russian military city of Severodvinsk, Ka Fu is a self-confessed global nomad addicted to perpetual change. His one constant is the desire to create, and music brought with it the opportunity to use the endless possibilities of sound to communicate his message to the universe with no concern for time. Ka Fu has chosen to abandon the constraints of genre in an attempt to rediscover the unique feeling of creating meaningful sound waves.

Ka Fu’s upcoming album, Heretic features an eclectic collection of tracks characterised by the artist’s ability to convey a sense of unyielding forward motion through his sound. He drew considerable inspiration from the legendary sound of Depeche Mode with a refreshing dash of wave energy courtesy of heavyweights Noah B and Kareful. Ka Fu’s own work takes one step further into the future, melding formidable electronics and delicate vocal sampling reminiscent of the sounds of SBTRKT, Jamie XX, HVOB, The Orb and Noah B.

Ka Fu embraces the unconventional and rejects all expected musical norms within Heretic. The aptly named album lulls the listener in with a false sense of security, washing them with waves of melodic synchronicities before tearing apart any preconceived calm. Rolling basslines and entrancing melodies reign free as the music serves one purpose: to challenge and transform.

Speaking of the album’s message, Ka Fu tells us, “Turning to “Heretic mode” is my personal choice for the future. Our lives are surrounded by layers of lies from the power holders. The last months have shown it to me so clearly. Since then, I’ve been doing my own research on the main topics in the world, digging through different sources of information. And you know what? I’m getting a clearer understanding of how blind I was, trusting the things I see without checking them properly. In my opinion, some people are interested in making us fear to live with open hearts. So the way is to build our own circle of trust and knowledge. That’s Heretic albums’ message.”

Music From The Mailbag -Everywhere”Shades At Night”

Nice tune in the mailbag recently by Swedish Alt band Everywhere and their new tune “Shades at Night”.  A catchy pop tune with some 1980’s legs.  I can see it showing up on your local Alt station at some point in the future.  Enjoy.

Music From The Mailbag – Marta Pacek

As I guiltily go through my email, I find material that I wished I’d listened to when I should have,  This is one of those occasions.  I received an email promoting Marta in March of 2014 and am just now getting to it.  My apologies to her and to you, the reader.  Marta Pacek is an Australian ex-pat (born in Poland)who now makes her home in Toronto, Canada, with a few stops in NYC.  A very roundabout way to becoming an alt-country-folk-swing singer and songwriter. The song, “Nothing Going On” is a great tune, worthy of some attention.  I thoroughly enjoyed this song and hope that the reader will explore her music at the links I have conveniently placed in the post.  Enjoy.

Marta Pacek Home

Marta Pacek on CBC Music

Marta Pacek on iTunes

Marta Pacek on YouTube

Canada’s Number One Song And Album – March 8, 2015

This weeks number 1 song (Via CBC Radio 2) and album (As per CKUA) are

Death Cab For Cuties song “Black Sun” as single

and

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project as the top album

Two very different bands with 2 very good sounds.

Death Cab For Cutie is a well established American Alternative band out of Washington state that have been playing and recording since 1997.  They feature some interesting musical and instrumental variations and the distinct vocals of Ben Gibbard.

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project features Jayme Stone, a Canadian banjoist.  The project is a working of Alan Lomax’s collection of folk songs.  Some interesting material here as Jayme has gathered some of North America’s finest folk artists to assist in the making of the album.

More info here.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 5th, 2014

A pleasant drive today.  The sun is up, but that will change again next week with daylight savings coming in.  Traffic on Glenmore was very light and the music on CKUA was great.  Pulled into the lot a bit early and caught up on some news while waiting for 7:40 to roll over on the digital dial.

Today’s tune is a new release by Helio Sequence, an alternative band out of Portland.  A duo, they have a melodic sound with a hard driving edge.  Very enjoyable tune for you called “Stoic Resemblance”.  And live of course.