Following the Stardancer E P and his remix for All I Need To Get High b y Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, Ae:ther unveils his most accomplished and daring work yet on the highly anticipated debut album Me released on Crosstown Rebels.
Blazing a trail with his natural aptitude for crafting emotive, captivating compositions that have landed him releases on Crosstown Rebels Afterlife and Fabric, Ae:ther presents his debut LP. T he album is a painstakingly produced collection of haunting melodies and narcotic rhythms that display his love and inspiration for ambient electronica, deep underground music and introspective atmospheres, culminating in dreamlike soundscapes programmed with taut percussion.
“When I produce music I immerse myself in a special state where my mind is empty of any thoughts. Kind of a meditation that connects me with my machines where we can become one. My music is an expression of my feelings and emotions and the need to let my mind travel into other dimensions, forgetting the reality and the problems of this mad world. Using Hard driven synths, dark harmonies and celestial sounds, is my way of bringing you into my world.
Welcome to “Me”. A e:ther
The album begins on Stardancer, setting the tone with gentle keys and space influenced licks that portray a cosmonaut ascending into the stratosphere. This moves into the glistening, atmospheric Finferli, where synths depict aliens conversing in a distant, just-discovered world. Sub-aquatic ambient fills We’ll be Together, boosts of energy and intricate melodies weave in and out of the vocal, locked to the dubby groove.
Ice cold subtlety and the otherworldly electronics of Costes drip slowly like water down a pane of glass. A mood of relaxation and weightlessness continues on Tina, a tender beat combined with pattering echoed chimes. Clark i s light and airy, funky melody constructing an interplanetary anthem. Stimulating a brooding mood, fuzzy clicks and glitches dance on the deep bass of Spektre II, conveying dust spraying off the surface of a moon landing. N.62, a special ethereal piece, features warm chords and reduced percussion, gradually developing like the morning sun rising.
01. Ae:ther - Star (start)
02. Ae:ther - Finferli
03. Ae:ther - We’ll be Together 04. Ae:ther - Costes
05. Ae:ther - Tina
06. Ae:ther - Clark
07. Ae:ther - Spektre II
08. Ae:ther - N. 62
09. Ae:ther - Elf
10. Ae:ther - Me
11. Ae:ther - Shuttle (end)
Published: 25th October 2019