Aqka Torr is the new moniker of recording artist, film music composer and mastering engineer Frank Riggio, whose recent album, Taquin (EP), was released on Lakeshore Records. His follow up release under this vocals and synth project (a departure from his studio albums and cinematic scores), comes to us in the form of Bassaigu, out March 15 via Lakeshore. More album details coming soon!
“I wanted to change my style up a bit and head in a direction that is more accessible, with catchy vocals and synth lead music as Aqka Torr. I mainly produced these tracks using analog and modular synths, both hardware and software. The idea was to have a bassy textured hip-hop, pop and psychedelic music influenced album. Utilizing delicate distortions and raw percussions, I wanted varied tracks throughout, yet maintain coherence as a whole.”
Listen to TAQUIN:
Frank Riggio has released five studio albums, including Raze – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, three EPs and officially remixed artists like Amon Tobin (for Ninja Tune) and HECQ (aka Ben Lukas Boysen). Stay tuned for more album news this week!
Listen to RAZE:
“Being a music lover since his early childhood, Frank Riggio is a multi-talented artist who excels in both sound design and music composition.
Focusing deeper on Frank Riggio’s music, it proves hard to classify his unique inspiration within certain genres. Rich textures utilized in a masterful way, together with deep ambience and a solid yet very humane drumming as well as the excellent use of ‘real’ instruments, make his work stand out in many ways. Frank shapes up his own musical path through a magnificent mix between darkness, mistery and ethnic soundscapes.”