At this very moment, after Germany and Poland tours, a number of CD releases & bootlegs, numerous appearances on various modern art festivals, the band strongly holds its position as Ukraine’s most consistent and up-to-date underground project. Foa Hoka was formed in January 1991 in Chernihiv, Ukraine by Dmytro Kurovsky [vocals/synth/flute] and Vladyslav Dikhtyarenko [synth/guitars]. In 1994 they were joined by Ivan Moskalenko [bass], known as DJ Derbastler. In 2002 Foa Hoka becomes an open project for all artists who just feels the same. In the spirit of contemporaneity, the band's music evolves constantly.
In 2005 DJ Dubmasta & violin player Natali Baras' began participating in live gigs and studio sessions. The artists are continually searching for new, hopefully surprising musical ideas, primarily in Foa Hoka's own Midi Free Studio. Since 1997 the band collaborates with experimental video producers Oleh Chorny and Hennadiy Khmaruk also known as the Sampled Pictures creative unit. In cooperation they created a number of music videos presented in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, France, Russia and the United States. Foa Hoka has performed in Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia and Ukraine, but the band engages primarily in studio work.
Favorite sounds and instruments include flutes, violin, distortion effects, brass instruments, retro analogue synthesizers, guitars, hypnotic samples and abstract dub vibrations. Foa Hoka's music is described as experimental rock combined with post-industrial, minimal techno, psychedelic ambient and new- and cold-wave elements. It is sometimes called "folk industrial" or "uneasy listening" in "quasi-lounge" atmosphere. The last albums "Worldwide Remixed vol.1 & 2" represent different remixes by various underground artists from Ukraine, Germany, Austria and Russia. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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