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Approved: Aho Ssan

By | Published on Thursday 3 August 2023

Aho Ssan

Aho Ssan – aka composer Niamké Désiré – is set to release his second solo album ‘Rhizomes’ this autumn. Commissioned by Nicolás Jaar’s Other People label, Austria’s Donaufestival and Paris recording studio INA GRM, the record features a whole host of guests, including Clipping, Mondkopf and Jaar himself.

The album draws inspiration and takes its name from the philosophical theory of an endlessly-evolving structure with no beginning or end, developed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guatarri. “The root thought is the one that kills everything around itself while the rhizome is the root that stretches out to meet other roots”, Désiré explains.

Sending the sprawling audio representation of this idea out into the world is the album’s first single ‘Till The Sun Down’, which features cellist Resina and the unmistakable voice of Clipping’s Daveed Diggs.

Set for release on 6 Oct, the album will be accompanied by a book featuring illustrations by Kim Grano.

Listen to ‘Till The Sun Down’ here.