“Over 3 decades of pursuing an uncompromising path of innovative musical juxtaposing and singular vocal stylings Peter Hope’s latest NOT NOW project pushes the industrial techno envelope into uncharted territories with the assistance of electronic precisionist Henri Sizaret.
In search of creative liberty the pair adopt spontaneous composition techniques in the construction of their other-worldly voodoo machinations, resulting in a wild ride through caustically sharp electronic mutations, intriguingly tarnished with the disturbed spirits of mangled blues and depersonalised dada vocal proclamations.”
The AkA project was established 25 years ago by Frenchman Henri Sizaret to illustrate his observations, with a touch of sarcasm. The Aka sound can be defined as blend of audio research backed by solid beats, which some describe as “a Tsunami of 0’s and 1’s”. Based in Porto since 2010, AkA latest work include “Dataism”, a view of the data impacts on society and “Wup Und Wuf”, atonal music made from the sound of wind and sea.
Peter Hope & David Harrow
When Hope + Harrow first released their SUFFERHEAD EP back in 1985 it was Fela Kuti’s ‘Original Sufferhead’ that inspired the title. Back then, in Thatcher’s Britain, protest songs were very much in the fore as privatisation of the country’s industry and infrastructure cut deep into the working classes and pitted them, head to head, against each other & the government. Over in Nigeria Fela was the real deal when it came to speaking out against state/military authority and corruption and, as such, was an inspiration, made all the more potent through the infectious rhythms and melodies. For David Harrow this was the catalyst for a life long love affair with African music and instrumentation.