UK Based artist AONIAN has been creating some of the most unique, organic electronica gems over the past year – culminating in his gorgeous, self-titled album. Filled with gorgeous textures and intricate percussions, the project captures AONIAN’s love for electronic music, accompanied by an element of heritage, nods to his Greek culture and authentic instrumentation.
The moniker of producer Alkis Livathinos, Aonian has made a name for himself with his downtempo, trippy electronic music creations. Aonian has already received support from creative outlets such as Visual Atelier 8, Plastic Magazine, Secret Eclectic and top German music blog, Ton Spion. His music has also garnered support from the likes of DJ John Digweed, Remixology HQ and London collective The Rattle. “Ascent” was featured on Indie Shuffle’s ‘Hot Picks’.
“Most of the demos started by me just improvising on a piano or ms20, or by experimenting with the recordings I took of Anastasios Sarakatsanos on the Qanun, Nicki Maher on the Epirotic Clarinet, Dario Papavassiliou on the Oud, and Alexandros Koustas on the Klasik Kemençe. There’s a risk of the music sounding like a blasé ethnic house tune if you introduce such elements, so I tried to keep it interesting, honest and modest, and avoid using them as a musical gimmick. It’s been a painstaking process of reproducing and re-tweaking but one I enjoyed throughout ” – AONIAN
Listen to the album in full below