Santa Dharma 11

Artist Bio

Influences:   Talking Heads, New Pornographers, 80s and Lo-fi everything, Buddhism, Casio, Korg, Neil Young, Peaking Lights, High Places, Smiths, Yo La Tengo, Tom Tom Club, Guided By Voices, Bjork, Daruma, Zen.

We are Holly @lanasolyluna and Tomo = Santa Dharma. We're back for FAWM 2020! If you don't already know us, we like to make music with old Casios/various synth and strings (fuzzy ukulele, bass, lapsteel). We dig a lo-fi aesthetic and we often play around with live looping.

Some developments last year: we finally released an EP officially (you know $hit is never perfect enough but we finally just did it). It's called "Sakura High" and can be found on various platforms. We also started to do some concerts in our home and hosted some international artists here/did a live stream of it, so if you're interested in checking out some of those events online, please subscribe to our YouTube.

We played a bunch of gigs around Tokyo last year and wrote a few songs outside of FAWMing (shock!).

For some reason, can't make our Bandcamp link work below, so if you want to check it out, it's here:

OK that's all for now. Looking forward to hearing your music!

Songs (11)

#1 Never Read the Comments Section @lanasolyluna 46
Feb 3
#2 80s Japanese Cats @lanasolyluna 19
Feb 8
#3 Dear Friend: The Tale of the Coyote and the Badger @lanasolyluna 18
Feb 9
#4 Songs to Lose Some Sleep To @lanasolyluna 19
Feb 9
#5 Cumbia de la Paz @lanasolyluna 12
Feb 16
#6 Nocivo (Toxic) @lanasolyluna 16
Feb 16
#7 Coronavirus Doldrums @lanasolyluna 17
Feb 24
#8 Consensual Nipple @lanasolyluna 11
Feb 28
#9 Kōenji @adforperu  18
Feb 28
#10 Robots Smoking Shisha @lanasolyluna 7
Feb 29
#11 Alternative Timelines @lanasolyluna 10
Feb 29


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  • @ahafad Jul 23

    Fans and album name and all the same stuff is here and mention in a good way. For sure nice example of structure

  • @candle  Mar 5

    Thank you again for all your kind comments. I really enjoyed your songs this year & I hope that the coronavirus situation gets better for you both. Take care!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @pipewrench67  Mar 5

    Something else that made me think of you 2

  • @adforperu  Feb 28

    Yo! There should be an email in your inbox 😀

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 22

    Thanks so much for your listen and kind comments on sundazzle!

  • @pipewrench67  Feb 21

    why do I think you should use this?

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 12

    Thanks for checking out Haunted by Insects and yes it was produced on the Deluge. Looppop has done a couple detailed videos on the instrument that give a great overview.

  • @misterd Feb 12

    Thankyou for listening and your kind words for my song . Cheers 😊👋

  • @adforperu  Feb 8

    Ooo that it not something I've thought of, admittedly 😝 I have a little recorded sample of a station jingle, albeit probably not Koenji, but it can be a starting sample! Not sure if it could be embedded into the track but could be a starting point? Shall i email over?

  • @arthurrossi Feb 7

    Hey! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! Arigato.

  • @adforperu  Feb 7

    Heeeey, are you guys up for a collab about Koenji pleeeeease? 😀 Not sure how we'd play it, mind. You're much better at music than me. And lyrics. And mixing. I could.......offer moral support? 😎

  • @candle  Feb 7

    Thank you so much for stopping by & listening to my tracks - as well as taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 5

    Happy to support you two. I have really enjoyed your FAWM efforts in the past. FYI - My discography on Bandcamp is free or pay what you want for everything except my latest release Lost Dreamstate. Enjoy!

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 4

    Nice to read that you've played a bunch of gigs. Happily picked up your EP from Bandcamp today.

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 4

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Psychic Development. Glad you liked it.

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 29


  • @thelowestbitter  Jan 27

    HEEEEY! Really looking forward to hearing more Santa Dharma loveliness 😀

  • @judypie  Jan 25


  • @adforperu  Jan 24

    Yes pleeeeeease!

  • @kovbleu  Jan 23

    Can't wait to hear your magic!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 19

    Hat's off to another...

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 17

    Hope you guys are back this year!

  • @zecoop  Jan 17

    I am so looking forward to your amazing FAWMing... Hope to collaborate with you both! 😀

  • @candle  Jan 15

    Happy FAWMing to you both! Looking forward to some more Casio tunes.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @fuzzy  Jan 14

    I just discovered you folks last FAWM and am looking forward to more awesomeness this year!!

  • @adforperu  Jan 13

    Heyy guuuuys who I know in real life *smug*