AHRKH is the solo project of A P Macarte, current multi-instrumentalist member of Salford’s critically acclaimed noise experimentalists GNOD.
Using Modular synthesiser, field recordings and voice, and often paired with video, light manipulation and visual collaborations, AHRKH explores the relationship between sound and vision, and their ability to invoke altered states, to touch the intangible within us and transcend our present reality, or in his own words “Traverse the infinite aural/astral panorama and ultra-dimensional transportation methods via sound.
Informed by meditation practice, vedic philosophies and studies in sound therapy and healing, paired with forward thinking electronics, noise, minimalism and ambient loops, with AHRKH Macarte creates what boomkat have described as “Slow burning vocal loops and drone manipulations, scoping internal panoramas of brooding raincloud tones, coruscating half-lit amplifier worship and midnight devotionals, recalling traces of everyone from Loren Conners to Barn Owl”.
Mainly a live performance project, playing in the UK, Europe and USA sharing bills with such luminaries as William Basinski, Robert AA Lowe, Vessel, Rose Kallal, Andrew Lilles (NWW/Current93), Roley Porter and Samuel Kerridge, AHRKH has released a Handful of limited Releases on ZAM ZAM REC (France), Sacred Tapes, and Tesla Tapes (UK) as well as often performing an off-shoot project AHRKH WAGNER (along side Mark Wagner of Moon Ra, and H.U.M) concentrating more on the mystical holistic and therapeutic workshop side of music performance, and is often seen moonlighting in Manchester apocalypse wordsmiths VANISHING, and Norwegian noise rockers ARABROT.
AHRKH Also hosts a monthly radio show “Golden Ratio Frequencies” on NTS Radio and runs a micro-label of the same name releasing music of “Vibratory” quality