Achim "Künstler" Treu’s official biography starts somewhere in the mid-nineties, when, after some less than pleasing encounters with major labels, he found a friendly haven at the hip Berlin independent label Bungalow. From here, he was able to rev up operations within the duo project Dauerfisch until its untimely demise at the turn of the century.
This phase was followed by various releases under the moniker Künstler Treu on the well respected Cologne-based electronic label Eleganz (including Treu’s Hawaii-tribute Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, which is due to be re-released on Beats Beyond soon); a collaboration with electro-acoustic sound pioneer Jon Appleton (released on Crippled Dick Hot Wax); various collaborations with Richard Cameron of Arling & Cameron; film music works; a one-and-a-half-year-detour as member of the berlin-based rock band Mutter; touring as guitarist for Alec Empire’s Hellish Vortex; the re-interpretation of the famous children's record The Space Songs from 1959; and last but not least his membership with the Neue Deutsche Welle legend Der Plan, whose first Album since 1991, Die Verschwörung, he produced and co-wrote.
Since 2005, Treu has been hosting his own radio program, the UFO Hawaii Radioshow.
This program serves him as a playground for living out his long-standing passion for discovering and curating musical styles and forms - as well as for mixing, “what never really belonged together in the first place, but finally magically falls into place anyway,” in his very unique and personal way.
With Full Fathom Five Treu has now taken the next logical step; expanding this passion for musical discovery and collage presented under the name UFO Hawaii to include his own personal musical ouvre.