About the Artist
Charlie Casey and Damian Hand began their sonic adventures in 1994 with a manifesto geared to mashing up their hugely varied musical tastes and making unique music outside any genre or style other than that of the Akasha sound.
Now widely recognized as the original purveyors of noir-ish Jazadelica and members of the original Wall of Sound bratpack of 1995, Casey and Hand have worked with some of the best exponents of psyched-out trip-hop jazz-fusion around, including the Lemon Jelly, Neneh Cherry, Groove Armada, Art of Noise and Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra
The duo’s eclecticism meant they were equally admired by drum and bass devotees, jazz fans and DJ’s alike for their fusion of new production techniques, madcap musical ideas and skilled musicianship and saw an earlier Akasha track take on anthemic proportions, with Mescalin appearing on the classic nineties compilation album Give ‘Em Enough Dope Vol 2 (1995).
Akasha have released two previous albums - Cinematique (1998) featuring vocals from Maxi Jazz and Neneh Cherry, and Love Philtre Magick (2003).
It’s been a decade of writing, festival performances and collaborations with other artists- but Charlie and Damian have now found the time to be right to issue this new collection of Akasha tunes.
See www.akasha.co.uk for further artist info.