Aperus – Lie Symmetry


Release data: Aperus – Lie Symmetry CD, Geophonic Records, 2018 A strange but at the same time intruiging set of accidentally made landscape photographs by a cell phone grace the cover of “Lie Symmetry”, a title derived from the math used to describe the stunning visual patterns that occur when cobalt ions are cooled down to absolute zero. Sonically, this 48-minute/8-track ambient recording covers a…

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James Johnson & Aperus – Ecotone


Release data: James Johnson & Aperus – Ecotone CD, Geophonic Records, 2013 In the genre of organic-infused ambient music, ambient sound sculptors James Johnson and Brian McWilliams (aka Aperus) have made a new offering centred on deeply textured environmental sound. “Ecotone”, a strong statement of appreciation and concern for the natural world and its current fragile state, is a factory-pressed cd featuring deep ambient musings…

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Aperus – Tumbleweed obfuscated by camera failure


Release data: Aperus – Tumbleweed obfuscated by camera failure CD-R, Mpath Records, 2003 The music of ambient composer Brian McWilliams -also known as one half of the creative brain behind Remanence -has taken a new shape by the name of Aperus. Aperus brings us a recording inspired by obscured photographs resulting from camera problems during a trip Brian undertook to New Mexico. A happy accident…

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Aperus – Hinterland


Release data: Aperus – Hinterland EP, Mpath Records / Geophonic Records / Resonant Effec, 2004 “Hinterland” is a multimode EP which contains four alternative versions of tracks which appeared on the formerly released cd “Tumbleweed obfuscated by camera failure” plus one unreleased environmental sketch called “Kaskaskia Canyon”. Of course musically it doesn’t differ much of what was on the original cd, as things stay overall…

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