A french-based trio, headed by American-born Dierdre Dubois, who originated the name, Ekova. “Its roots are in echo, and ova, signifying the feminine side,” she explains. “But it’s not supposed to have a literal meaning, just a beautiful sound. I wanted a word I’d never heard before.” Much of her lyricism shares the linguistic experimentalism/artistry of their name, with utterances floating in between celtic, english, and arabic at time. Equal parts techno and acoustic-ethnic, their atmospheric and eerie with a strong middle-eastern influence. All three members of the group share Persian origins.