Aho Ssan is the project of Paris-based artist and producer Désiré Niamké. Simulacrum is the debut album which will be out on February 7th via Subxtext. Inspired in part by French sociologist Jean Baudrillard’s influential text “Simulacres et Simulation,” the record plays with synthesis and simulation, picking apart notions of modulatable, subjective veneers of reality. Informed by his experiences growing up while black in the French suburbs, Niamké, turns a critical gaze towards facades of inclusivity and equality, and how they diverge from lived experiences of discrimination and racism in France.
Pre-order is available here. “Simulacrum IV” is the first excerpt. Watch the official video directed by himself.