Colours feel truly honoured to play host to one of the most compelling voices on the planet once again.
Going by a new name and female identity, AHOHNI will be presenting the most radical project of her career to date: Hopelessness, dubbed by many as the album of 2016. Indiscriminate NSA surveillance practices, destruction of the environment and recklessly pointless drone-led warfare are all pressing issues for ANOHNI clearly reflected in the music – gone are the intimate, nostalgic songs of old in favour of more appropriately dark dance electronics. The brains behind the hard hitting dance electro explosion of the new album are two of the most prominent sound experimenters out there right now: American sonic beatmaker Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never and Scottish producer Hudson Mohawk. The Guardian gave the album the maximum five star rating dubbing it the “most powerful and well thought out protest album in several decades,” with Pitchfork describing it as triumphant and painful in equal measure, brimming with moments which chill to the bone.” Australian website Ripitup didn’t hold back with the praise either: “Hopelessness urges the listener to dance and cry at the same time. It’s the most important work of conceptual art in 2016 – touching, sincere and beautiful.” ANOHNI and her band will be performing at the festival with Oneohtrix Point Never in charge of the electronics and unique artistic video-clips projected onto the screen – all unveiled in a light installation created by her longstanding friend and collaborator Paul Normandale.