Transmitting on DAB via Resonance Extra

Added this week – another way to listen to every episode: ResonanceEXTRA is broadcasting Akiha on Tuesday nights in Brighton on DAB, or via their website anywhere else in the world – or catch up on the ResonanceEXTRA Mixcloud page.

You can still hear every episode and all the extras on our Listen page, or via iTunes and Stitcher, of course.

We're also delighted to announce that Akiha Den Den has been invited to take part in Sound Of Story – an exploration of sound and music in storytelling – on 18th November in Brighton Dome Studio. The line-up for the symposium and workshops includes sound artists and practitioners from the realms of film, theatre, radio and games. A real honour – more details to come, but the Sound Of Story website is worth checking out. Maybe see you there?

Bonus OST - With video!

In between fortnightly episodes of Akiha Den Den we are sharing excerpts from the soundtrack.

This week, a piece of music taken from episode 2, and a scene introducing the thought mining cockroach, SIlph. It features heavy use of the EMS Synthi A, a 1971 synth from the pioneering British company that supplied instruments to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and various psychedelic rock bands of the time. Its sounds turned up in many early episodes of Dr Who (most notably Sea Devils with Jon Pertwee) introducing young minds to some quite challenging sounds!

Get the audio by subscribing to our podcast feed at iTunes or Soundcloud. 

This video features video feedback effects generated by Ian Helliwell and manipulated by Simon.


The first series of Akiha Den Den launches tonight at 7.30 UK time. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or Soundcloud. If you like it please share it and spread the word. Hashtag Akiha.

If you are in Aberdeen tonight we are holding a launch event at Underdog, Union Street. You'll be the first to hear episodes 1 and 2 and some extra material from the soundtrack. Writer and director Neil Cargill will be there to answer any questions about the making of series 1.  There will also be a very small quantity of Akiha Theme 7" singles on sale. The event is supported by Aberdeen Performing Arts. 

A unique audio drama series created by writer/director Neil Cargill and musician/sound designer Simon James featuring an original electronic music score and full cast including Ian McDiarmid, famed for his role as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars saga, as Cuttings - the radio ham who picks up a mysterious voice.

Thanks to Ian Helliwell for creating the video feedback effects in the trailer and big thanks again to Nick Taylor for his brilliant Akiha Den Den designs. 

Radiophrenia Teaser soundscape

This Friday the 9th of September, Radiophrenia, Glasgow's sound art radio station, will broadcast an hour long soundscape featuring sounds and mysterious words from beyond the walls of Akiha Den Den. 

Simon has conjured up a dark dronescape using an array of vintage and not so vintage synthesisers, including the EMS Synthi. Oberheim 4 Voice, Roland System 100 and Buchla 200e modular synthesiser. 

Listen at 4.30 PM this Friday 9th September (repeated Sunday 11th September at 9AM). 

87.9 FM in the Glasgow area or

The first episode of Akiha Den Den launches on the 15th of September.