Aesthesys is an instrumental outfit based in Moscow, Russia. Founded by Nik Koniwzski as his one-man project back in 2007, it has eventually evolved into an ensemble performing post-rock music with ambient and neoclassical influences by becoming a quartet in the end of 2011, with Eldar Ferzaliev, Dmitry Solopov and Arsentiy Karpov joining as guitarist, bassist and drummer. A few months later Ivan Lubiany joined the team as band’s sound engineer, and by early 2013 band widened once more with Victor Krabovich joining as keyboardist.
Aesthesys performed live across many European countries, including at the biggest post-rock festivals of Europe – dunk!festival (Belgium) and Astral (Russia), and shared the stage with such bands as God is an Astronaut, 65daysofstatic, Maybeshewill, And So I Watch You From Afar, Ef, sleepmakeswaves and many others.
The current lineup consists of Sasha Coudray (bass guitar), Nikita Sarukhanov (drums), Eldar Ferzaliev (guitar), Victor Krabovich (guitar, keyboards), Nik Koniwzski (violin, keyboards, guitar) and Ivan Lubiany (sound engineering).
“Marea” is the band’s latest digital single. It consist of two tracks, “Marea crescente” and “Bassa marea”.
In general it’s about the poetry of water. The first track, high tide, is about its’ paradoxical power—the most amazing thing about water is that it can highly influence anything that comes along its way without even having a solid form. It’s always changing and moving, like chaos at its finest. While the second track, low tide, is more about hidden things. Waters retreat, exposing the ground and hidden treasures that rested on the seabed just moments before. Sometimes these landscapes and things look different from what they were before the sea devoured them in the first place, when high tide came.