Kamura Obscura‘s new 7″ Single from Transmission Boutique Record Label – produced by Andrea Rocca – ‘Nina Bargain’/’Merry Go Round’ will be released in late February. Kamura has dedicated (or wasted) her life to bizarre, experimental music. Was it worth it? Come to the Hundred Years Gallery launch party and find out!
Kamura Obscura are vocalist-improviser Atsuko Kamura and multi-instrumentalist Natalie Mason.
Special guest: Cos Chapman.
Doors 7:30 | music from 8pm | free entry
Atsuko Kamura started her career with Mizutama Shobodan (Polka dot Fire Brigade), produced by Fred Frith , the first feminist punk band in Japan. In London she joined the seminal ensemble Frank Chickens, and went on to become an experimental (and political) song writer and improviser. Kamura Obscura is her latest project.
“The music simply does its ultimate best to swipe us all in like a wonderful movie, one that is playing out in different times, probably created with a large budget, shot in black and white, but fully armed with colourful passion and emotive action.”-Review of Socrates’ Garden by K.N , Yeah I know it sucks
Natalie Mason‘s musical life began in the womb at a classical concert, when her mother felt her kick at the climax of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. As a baby she was weaned on strange sixties music, in a cradle rocked by her father’s foot as he practised guitar. She writes intricate instrumentals and surreal songs about times in Birmingham and beyond, while playing as many instruments as she can get a-hold of. She plays in Kamura Obscura and curates alternative music night Club Integral Midlands Branch.
Limited edition Kamura Obscura 7” single available to pre-order from Rough Trade Online Store UK