This is an archive of the band profile for A-Sun Amissa.
A-Sun Amissa is a project formed out of Leeds, UK in 2011 by members of Glissando and The Rustle of the Stars.. Built on the foundations of the unknown, a project that encompasses minimalist drones, modern-classical movements and avant-garde tendencies.
Richard Knox (Glissando, The Rustle of the Stars, Of Thread & Mist) & Angela Chan (Glissando, The Rustle of the Stars, Tomorrow We Sail) began forming the initial ideas in the Autumn of 2011, moving away from the piano-led ambience of previous outputs. Live they can play as a duo or often accompanied by other musicians.
A-Sun Amissa produce a dense, drone-like atmosphere accompanying evocative, melodic string sections and intertwining guitars. The live show features sections of the recorded output combined with improvisation to unlock new movements and progressions in the music. The subtle, considered textures and the hypnotic interaction between players and instruments provide an intense live performance.
The first A-Sun Amissa release was a limited edition 'postcard' EP on Hibernate Recordings in October 2011 with an album 'Desperate in Her Heavy Sleep' out in March 2012 on Gizeh Records. A new album 'You Stood Up For Victory, We Stood Up For Less' will be released on Gizeh in March 2013..