Donnerstag, 23.03.2023, Einlass: 19:00 Uhr, Beginn: 20:00 Uhr
Anika & Aua (live)
A British ex-pat and former political journalist, Anika has collaborated with BEAK>, Tricky and released two albums with Mexico City’s Exploded View to great acclaim. The single Change tackles personal growth as well as wider issues and grapples with eternal questions as to whether one can ever truly change.
It has been 11 years since the release of her last solo album, 2010 cult-favourite Anika; she suddenly found herself with a lot to say. “This album had been planned for a little while and the circumstances of its inception were quite different to what had been expected. This coloured the album quite significantly. The lyrics were all written there on the spot. It’s a vomit of emotions, anxieties, empowerment, and of thoughts like—How can this go on? How can we go on?”
AUA’s second album, “The Damaged Organ”, explores in depth the concept of alienation. While the duo’s songs approach this topic with introspection (‘I am a stranger to body’) as well as a sociological perspective (‘I am alien to this world’), to a certain extent the album is also a story of a search for identity: ‘Who am I and how do I fit into this world?’ Musically, this is reflected in a space that seems more boundless than AUA’s 2020 debut, “I Don’t Want It Darker”. New possibilities open up. There is more at stake. All the more astonishing that this multifaceted work was once again recorded in DIY fashion. Before production started, Fabian Bremer and Henrik Eichmann went hunting for strange and unusual electronic instruments, seeking inspiration and new sounds which would expand upon AUA’s already eclectic mix of explosive Motorik beats, Carpenter-esque arpeggios, and surf guitars. Throughout “The Damaged Organ” Bremer and Eichmann play virtually every instrument while taking turns on vocals. “Islands Song” also features Annika Henderson (Anika, Exploded View), whose voice adds a unique element to the otherworldly nature of the track, the modulating synthetic melodies of which bring Mort Garson’s “Plantasia” to mind.
Gefördert im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und der Initiative Musik
siehe auch: https://www.facebook.com/anikainvada, https://www.facebook.com/auaband