aether generator is the most exciting musical grouping i have ever been a part of. steve and i improvise everything, constantly exploring new sounds, taking joy in accidentals, finding new ways to modulate and grain shift and loop, melting audio and bitcrushing beats. we like fuzz. we take delight in small sounds. he provides rhythm and effects, i operate almost entirely as an effects conductor, using his midi and sounds to feed my side of the mixer. it is very visual and immediate. i think the truest summary of our work came from an audience member:
this is music for futuristic science fiction movies yet to be made.
then we are the bladerunner of audio. i hope we find ourselves within the context of your beautifully dark film.
it shall breathe as it is.
: the upper regions of space; the clear sky; the heavens.
: the medium supposed by the ancients to fill the upper regions of space.
: a hypothetical substance supposed to occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.
: a machine that converts one form of energy into another, esp. mechanical energy into electrical energy, as a dynamo, or electrical energy into sound, as an acoustic generator.
: a person or thing that generates.
: an apparatus for producing a gas or vapor.
: an element, as a line, that generates a figure. aether generator
: a machine as medium for converting sky into energy.
: a machine, purported to be invented by Nikola Tesla (inventor of radio, fluorescent light, the tesla coil, and whose initial work with electromagnetism led to AC current and the modern electric grid), that infinitely generates electricity out of thin air.
: two pseudo musicians who make sometimes delicate, sometimes brutal shifts and schisms and beats and ambience with various electronic hardware in an improvisational manner. see also effect/affect
i know it says Norton Antivirus (our friend Nick) but this is us… really!
where was i?
leaman has had his ear on a speaker since the art of noise came through his plastic shack radio, tuning in static and pops and clicks and thumps until he found and then dove headfirst, smiling, into electronica. rave. the repetitive beat led him to be a (rather unsuccessful) dj named puppy who spun belgian and german minimalist ambient and tecno. a miracle accordion repairman blessed him with a roland tr808 and he realized that he could make this thing called music, so he bought 12 guitar pedals and started reinventing the song that never sleeps. another miracle gave him salisbury, bertaccini and agelasto in a band that could not be named, but could consider the hum of a speaker a song. as radiate sky,he became a man made entirely of audio cords and instruction manuals and things that need electricity to make sounds. he misses improvising at the underpass and the dancing goat, where he found the people that make that thing over there and aether generator, and so here we are.
where am i?
leaman is not a musician... he is a fingerpainter with audio weapons. feedback loops and bitcrushers and pedals and things with lots of knobs and buttons and switches and sliders. currently working on two albums (as coloringpad and with aether generator) and making pedals and trying to find you.