Aa (Big A Little a)

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Aa (Big A Little a)
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Years active 1994–present
Labels Gigantic Music, DLTD Art, Narnak, DBA Records, Cardboard Records, KS
Website http://www.sleeep.com/
Members John Atkinson
Hank Shteamer
Michael Collin
Julian Bennett Holmes

Aa (Big A Little a) is a musical project from Brooklyn, New York. The core members are Aron Wahl, Josh Bonati (of Bonati Mastering),[1] and John Atkinson each of whom play percussive instruments and synthesizers. The group has released three full-length albums, and appeared on several compilations which appear on Gigantic Music Records, Narnak Records, Altin Village Records, Deathbomb Arc Records, Pendu Recordings, Cardboard Records, and have self-released a number of other recordings. Their name is taken from the song "Big A, Little a" by Crass on their album Christ - The Album.

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Aa has received critical acclaim across a variety of media, these including Pitchfork Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Arthur Magazine, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, CMJ Monthly, Time Out New York, among others.
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore wrote of them "Aa (Big A little a) has a very swank one-sided LP out on Narnack. It has a very beautiful way of shifting its center in unexpected ways. The single side of music is a fat tableau of the kindsa sounds that young people should be making and enjoying in bistros from here to Kalamazoo. Here they club out bite-sized hunks of neo-no, new-wave-electro-murk, disco-noise readymades, French duck calls and a buncha other stuff. And it sounds quite pleasing!"[2]
Despite this, little is known about the members themselves as they have tended to shy from personal interviews. Aron Wahl, Josh Bonati, and Nadav Hadusha were each selected to be drummers in the 77 Boadrum concert in 2007.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.myspace.com/bonatimastering
  2. ^ http://www.sleeep.com/aa/press.html
  3. ^ http://www.viva-radio.com/77Boadrum/drummers.php?id=60&view=map

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