"A lush and beautiful centerpiece to an epic and sprawling masterpiece of dramatic compositions with roots reaching back to the neoromantic works of Russian composer George Sviridov and other rich, dense harmonic textures." -- New Noise
Moscow, Russia quintet Aesthesys share the lead track from their forthcoming sophomore album Achromata today via New Noise Magazine. Hear and share "Marea" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud and Bandcamp.)
Alongside the album's epic, dramatic tunes, the song titles also coincide with a fictional short story that accompanies the release. Read the full story HERE.
Aesthesys is an instrumental outfit based in Moscow, Russia. Founded by Nik Koniwzski as a one-man project back in 2007, it has eventually evolved into an ensemble performing post-rock music with ambient and neoclassical influences by becoming a quartet in the end of 2011, with Eldar Ferzaliev, Dmitry Solopov and Arsentiy Karpov joining as guitarist, bassist and drummer. By early 2013 band expanded with Victor Krabovich joining as keyboardist.
In the next years Aesthesys performed live across many European countries, including at the biggest post-rock festivals of Europe - dunk!festival (Belgium) and Astral (Russia), and shared the stage with such bands as God is an Astronaut, 65daysofstatic, Maybeshewill, And So I Watch You From Afar, Ef, sleepmakeswaves and many others.
After the release of Ascendere in 2013, their further strive for experimentation eventually resulted in line-up changes, and with Sasha Coudray as a bassist and Nikita Sarukhanov as a drummer they started to work on the material for Achromata, expanding their touring geography with Asia after their solo China Tour in 2016.
In recent years they have worked with Jamie Ward (Maybeshewill, Dark Dark Horse) and Ian Shepherd (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Keane).
The current lineup consists of Sasha Coudray (bass guitar), Artem Taganov (drums), Eldar Ferzaliev (guitar), Victor Krabovich (guitar, keyboards) and Nik Koniwzski (violin, keyboards, guitar).
Achromata will be available on CD and download on April 3rd, 2018. Pre-orders are available HERE.
04/05 Moscow, Russia @ Gorod
04/07 St. Petersburg, Russia @ Fish Fabrique Nouvelle
04/21 Minsk, Belarus @ Brugge