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NEWS   Working on new 'Fallpast EP.' It's cool.
I still haven't finished the album before it.
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Aetherius is an independent electronica artist, hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has self-produced more than four albums worth of original material since 2001.
The music is a collection of photographs of people he doesn't know anymore.
Why this name?
I happened to be reading a book on Nostradamus, and came across a chapter on the Aetherius cult, who believes in a connection between Jesus and UFO's. As it happened, the word "Aetherius" is stemmed from Aether or Ether, which generally pertains to the residence of the gods among the stars. I've always been fascinated by stars. It all seemed to fit together...I guess...
plus it just sounded cool.
Do you play live?
I don't usually play live. That would require a band. If I were cloned or something, maybe It would be a member of my band. It's just me playing these.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
I don't really think the internet has much effect on the music industry. I do consider those who download all the songs from one album, and then burn off a copy or two for themselves to be stealing, but I see no harm in downloading 2 or three songs from an artist's CD, and then using them to judge whether or not to buy said CD. As far as independent and underground music producers, the internet is a helpful tool in getting heard. It's a good feeling to know that it's possible to make it big when you started out with just a mouse and a midi sequencer.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I would indeed, but I would make sure that I could still leave some of my songs available online.
Band History:
When he was even younger, Rab liked music that made his heart 'splode. This was all well and good until the heart-'sploding music stopped in 2001. Delving into the collective consciousness that is probably the intarweb, Rab discovered the proper utensils and skills with which to make his own heart 'splode.
This led to the composition and production of two albums' worth of piano driven ambient dance music entitled 'Multi-Coloured Breakfast' and 'Empty Box of Happiness,' the latter of which exposing a more experimental edge.
By 2004, after having changed his alias to "Aetherius" (from something even stupider), taking plenty of time to improve his skills, and allowing for several changes of influence and style, he composed and produced a third album entitled 'The Inevitability of Pain (and the stupidity of those who don't expect it)' which was a more structured, yet still experimental collection of piano driven ambient songs.
From 2005 to 2006, He worked on his fourth album of original music, which is still tentatively titled "Complete thoughts from a fractured mind." It showcases his affinity for found-sound layering, and guitar experimentation, and a development of his piano style into a more delicate, dreamlike atmosphere. However, the album itself is full of dark overtones and undertones, loosely conceptualized as an "end of days" allegory.
Throughout later 2007, Rab began working on an EP entitled 'FallPast', named for a song written shortly after the completion of the last song on 'Complete Thoughts...', the EP is still a work in progress, despite the incomplete status of 'Complete Thoughts...' itself, and ideas for a new concept album in the future.

It only takes a few minutes to make your heart 'splode, but once it 'splodes, you'll want it to 'splode some more.
Your influences?
Moby, Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker, Primus, Radiohead, Paul van Dyk, Bjork, the Album Leaf, Sigur Ros

The only elements of my music you can rely on are piano, strings, melancholy chord progressions, and a freaky beat.
Favorite spot?
My favourite city? My home town, Bancroft, Ontario...
Equipment used:
Fruityloops Studio Pro 4, Cool Edit Pro 2.1, Orange vocoder, Squiere and peavey guitars, peavey amps, yamaha keyboards.
Anything else...?
I like to do photography. Some of it is here: http://hatebunny.deviantart.com