Born out of the dark thoughts of a world that could have been, Project:KOMAKINO began as the solo music project of Kris Kane in March 2007. After a year of angst and frustrated yet enigmatic performances, the one man band evolved into what is now a four-piece, with the addition of Oscar Maya on drums, Jamie McQuade on bass, and Andrew Hiles on synthesizers.
The band has been referred to as a group of shadows, clad in uniforms of espionage and driven by the duende. Their music is heavily influenced by ’70s British post-punk (Joy Division, Gang Of Four, A Certain Ratio), Constructive Design, and dystopian literature, which in turn has created a dark reverberated sound, accompanied by relentless drum beats, haunting vocals, and intangible lyrics. Their debut album The Struggle for Utopia was released in Japan last April and it will surely win over all you Orwellians out there. Give them a listen, but watch out for the Big Brother.