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Between Empires

by AeTopus

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Wending 04:50
Old Country 04:45
Streamride 05:16
Deep Range 05:43
Enshrined 03:08
Vast 06:55
Shifting 04:44
Coaster 05:43
The Gate 08:15


Bryan Tewell Hughes combines ethereal Electronica with organic and acoustic elements to produce lush, detailed, enigmatic pieces. As a composer, musician, and audio craftsman, Hughes’ vision is rich, attention-grabbing, and original; AeTopus albums are not mere collections of individual songs - they are flowing, thematic works of sonic art through which universal themes gently emerge with abstraction and sophistication.

Between Empires (2012, 12Ton Productions) won the award of Best Electronic Album in the 9th Annual ZMR Awards. Its thoughtful blend of Electronic, Gothic, and Ambient flavors provides an atmosphere that balances the contemplative, the fantastic, and the pseudo-historical. Mixed with Bill Simpkins of Alpenglow Sound Studios and mastered by Alex DeGrace of Suite Sound Labs, Between Empires is also a technical masterpiece worthy of intimate audiophile scrutiny.


released September 1, 2012

Composed and produced by Bryan Tewell Hughes


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AeTopus Bellingham, Washington

I create electronic music that includes acoustic percussion, field and studio recordings, and vintage synthesis. My creative approach is steeped in the traditions of Berlin School electronic music, Abstract Expressionism, modern ambient and downtempo, and the cinematic soundtracks of the twentieth century. I create my music and visual art in my Bellingham, WA studio. Thank you for checking it out! ... more

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