What then followed was a series of distinct projects, all of which eventually culminated in the formation of Aiko Aiko in 2011. With the release of the EP “Love Is A Doing Word” in August 2012, the band gave a first impression of how the world sounds, which the duo has been delving into: melancholic, floating, diversely tinkering, melodically playful songs, for ears that long for tender comfort in these cynical times. When Nada Aiko poetically colours the densely crackling, yet at times minimalistic soundscapes with a fragile and gentle voice, and Pascal Holper rhythmically forms the temporal silhouette, a previously undiscovered microcosm is revealed. While initially Aiko Aiko's songs were shaped by a wide range of electronic sounds, the sound aesthetics is now enhanced by an acoustic drum set as well as audio material recorded during their urban sampling forays with the collective FA TECH (together with Markus Steinkellner aka Idklang). Following several performances at festivals such as “Nation of Gondwana” (Berlin), the “Elevate” (Graz), shows with bands like Tu Fawning, The Asthmatix, Nina Kraviz, etc., and the self-made video clip for their song “Lotus”, Aiko Aiko are currently working on their first LP, which is scheduled to be released for early 2014. Aiko Aiko on soundcloud Aiko Aiko on facebook Read more on Last.fm.
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