Foundation Hope was formed in 2003 by Joep Smaling. The main idea was to make dark cinematical soundscapes with a strong
focus on the harshness and cruelty of everyday life. This instead of the more common ambient focus on a fantastical or
subterranean world. Foundation Hope tries to reflect the sharp contrast between religious/illusory thought and the crudeness of
everyday reality and mankind musically. Ironically presenting itself as a foundation, an institute that comforts seeking souls in
times of distress, it is instead an attempt to confront the listener with moods of isolation, despair and sorrow.