Imka imka imka
Imka imka imka
Back in 1976 in his "desert days" as he likes to call them he already got quickly associated with European electronic bands like Kraftwerk (Germany) or Jean-Michel André Jarre (France) but it was his own touch people wanted to hear and what 1982 finally brought him on stage together with Libyan stand up comedian Muammar al-Gaddafi. There for the first time Umar's true talent got unfolded but people were simply not ready for it yet. Too many Pig Squeals disturbed the audience quickly and Umar was sent into exile to the Principality of Liechtenstein where he swore to never use such noises again. Ironically the art of Pig Squeal got rediscovered in the 90's mostly used by grindcore and deathcore bands.
Rumors suggest, that Umars very limited first EP "A Hole for a Hole" must have re-appeared out of the dungeons of Libya's music industry. After living in Liechtenstein for almost 2 weeks he decided to move to its eastern neighbor Austria where he met Wolfgang Lurchner, a dedicated Musician who plays a broad variety of instruments such as the ancient duduk and monochord. After almost 17 years of living in Austria and listening to every genre available, the two moved to Libya where they started a carrier from scratch as Imka Imka Imka. The name is based on Umar's misbelief of how to spell Inca and the two additional Imka's got added out of creativity. Their debut album "Mark All As Read" was a radical attempt to combine sensitive poetry with harsh instruments like the violin and the flute. Its deep lyrics resonated with a broad audience and it was only a matter of time until they released their second album.
"A Gap in the Grid" had surprisingly many drum'n'bass and happy hardcore elements and it was even more surprising how well received the stark contrast to the first album was by the fans. After bringing out 134 songs of which each of them was single, they decided that each of the songs is like an album by itself and none could be mixed up with other songs, therefore it cannot be put onto an actual album. This once again shows the constant and unique style change they were and still are going through. In 2008 the ERF (Earth Resource Foundation) sued Imka due to its big waste of plastic through bringing out so many singles and by losing the court case and after losing every sheep they owned, Imka went into their next and current phase. They cut together instrumentals from already existing songs but unlike sampling they use the full song and don't even try to hide the fact that the whole music is pre produced. Once the instrumentals are 'produced' they add their lyrics, mainly about loss of women, bad butcheries and hatred towards the ERF.
Their latest song "You took our Money, We'll take your Wives" got platinum status in several Middle Eastern countries and shows that there is still a lot of heat in the air between the foundation and the band. The band is currently touring through Japan for two years and has already released a new song 'The Veil' during their stay, which leaked September 09, which features music from the song 'Good Song' by 'Blur.' Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..