Akiko Haruna - Delusions
Akiko Haruna - Delusions (Back)

Akiko Haruna


Where To Now? Records
Release date: 14/08/19
genre: Techno
Format: Maxi / EP
1. A Mothers Love
2. Husband Established
3. Hetero
4. Ripheus Alley
Akiko Haruna - Delusions


Where To Now? Records present the debut release from Akiko Haruna. Akiko's world is one where cacophonic distress lingers, shuffling itself over scapes of percussive damage and driven groove. Akiko presents a fresh take on the current Technoid function through her use of emotive and intentionally disruptive vocal chops and a dizzying 'wall of sound' approach to the dancefloor, consuming all yet somehow keeping vibes alive.

Akiko's artistic background is primarily in Dance, and undoubtedly this performance led background has had an acute impact on her approach to melodic detail & storytelling. Akiko's tracks rapidly shift & morph states, always restless and searching with fluidity and intent. From the ever present Micro Electronic details to sweeping swathes of Bass flutter the notion of progressive movement remains at the forefront of her sound, minute elements of detail become briefly isolated, intentionally directing the listener to their subtle presence.

'Delusions' Leads with 'A Mother's Love' and begins a theme of resentment and dissonance. The Japanase vocal cuts throughout the track roughly translate to "you should die", here obviously flipping assumed and supposed relationship rules and roles and exposing an inner turmoil, reflected through a continuous anxiety ridden, almost panicked siren detail which pulses over Akiko's heads down, deep and uniform forward march.

'Husband Established' and the opens with the emotive vocal line "I just hate your Voice". This is the sound of a poisonous & damaging relationship hurtling towards combustion, where Akiko's elements gather momentum and impact as layer upon layer of detail pummel and puncture this heightened state, pausing and spiralling to evoke a standoff of aggression and imminent outburst. 'Husband Established' stands as a frankly stunning piece of sound design, which manages to capture a raw human emotion, and provide release for the associated junk, stress, and occasional banality of Relationship an

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