AIUKÁ is the solo project from Guilherme Krema (Brazilian musician, writter and cultural producer). AIUKÁ is born out of the composing process of Krema in social isolation due to the Corona Virus pandemic. His currently unreleased EP “Tigres vermelhos em Marte caçando estrelas cadentes” (red tigers on mars hunting shooting stars) has 7 songs produced, recorded and mixed in his bedroom, resulting from the plunge into his personal and creative imagination to address topics such as loneliness and affection in post-modernity. The project brings references from Brazilian alternative music such as AIYÉ, Boogarins, and Vitor Brauer, in addition to influences by Bjork, Perera Elsewhere and Thom Yorke, merging electronic collages and textures, in search of a particular and experimental sonority.
Released on 02/04, “Refúgio” is the first single from AIUKÁ, and talks about finding comfort and shelter amid the chaos that we live in Brazil affected by the pandemic, in which social isolation and constant death generate a cluster of anxiety, longing and fear of the future.