About Akasha System
Akasha System is the "eco-techno" project of Pacific Northwest producer Hunter P. Thompson, otherwise known for making ambient and new age as Opaline. Releases such as 2019 LP Echo Earth feature dubby house rhythms and lush chords, often incorporating recordings from nature.
Thompson began releasing shimmering, crystalline ambient cassettes as Opaline in 2012. Adding a rhythmic pulse to his already vivid tonal palette, he released a limited, handmade cassette as Akasha System in 2015. Digital EP Mixed Signals and two cassettes, Twin Optic and the 100% Silk-issued Vague Response, appeared in 2016. Two more digital EPs, Colour Theory and Swingman, as well as 12" EP Shadow Self (on Elestial Sound), were all released in 2017. After self-releasing a further digital EP, Temple Images, in 2018, Thompson recorded his debut album in his Portland home. Echo Earth appeared on 100% Silk in 2019, simultaneously released with a companion cassette EP titled Echo Lost.