Japanese label Flau Records are proud to introduce their first release in 2015, it's Japanese female singer songwriter Rima Kato. She has played with Sharon Van Etten, Julie Doiron, Mount Eerie, Pascal Pinon etc.
If you like fragile, pretty, alternative folk pop, we can massively recommend her music.
For fans of Rose Melberg, Karen Dalton, Elizabeth Cotten, The Pastels, Pascal Pinon
8 poetries are lighted by subtlety like a tiny torch.
Rima Kato played in a band called Strrows during her high school years in the late 1990s. Following her mini-album "Harmless" that was published in 2012, she is now releasing her first full solo album called "Faintly Lit".
In the album she sings to her own accompaniment, consisting of various instruments such as the flute, alto recorder and electric guitar. A polite arrangement adds charm to her simple English poetry that she sings honestly. Only a few small words spill from her innocent voice that feels so fragile that it would break if touched.
Even though it feels influenced by pioneers in female singer-songwriter, lo-fi pop music, we can still sense that these 8 songs hold a strong identity with a firm will. The beauty of Rima's comprehensive songwriting leaves an impact on you.
'Faintly Lit' Tracklist
01 I write letter
02 You still dream
03 Life is warm
04 Have fun
05 I fall silence
06 Dark clouds
07 Your river
08 Ferris wheel