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Memories of the Elder

by AeTopus

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Elder 04:19
A Hush 02:42
The Child 06:47
Umbrella 01:22
Still Ruin 04:19
Sol 06:44
Day Glide 05:59


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.

"This CD has elements of the Berlin school, pastoral new age, dark ambience and droning minimalism. At the same time, it is none of those styles. This unique hybrid has something for everybody." - Jim Brenholts, Ambient Visions

"What makes the work of AeTopus/Hughes so remarkable is how fresh all this sounds. There is no trace of faux sentimentality and no attempt to play it safe on this CD. While it's nothing if not accessible, it's also an exciting and different take on keyboard music that I never grew tired of, even when I played it back-to-back. I can't offer a stronger endorsement than that." -Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire


released January 1, 2002

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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