Dark Aether Project

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Dark Aether Project has gone through dramatic changes since being formed, in November 1997, by Chapman stick and touch-style guitar player Adam Levin. Although they recorded their self-titled debut album…
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Dark Aether Project has gone through dramatic changes since being formed, in November 1997, by Chapman stick and touch-style guitar player Adam Levin. Although they recorded their self-titled debut album as a trio featuring Levin, guitarist Yaman Aksu and drummer Brian Griffin, and guest vocalist Jason Wilson of Emerald Tiers, they added a full-time vocalist, Ray Weston, shortly after the album's release. Their second album, Feed The Silence, released in March 1999, featured the original band augmented by Weston on vocals and a guest appearance by Europe String Choir guitarist, Markus Reuter. When Griffin and Aksu left following the album's release, they were replaced by former Solaris Guitar Trio and Fingerpaint guitarist Steev Geest and ex-Illuvator drummer Allen Brunelle. A new lineup, featuring vocalist Jennifer Huff, guitarist John McCloskey, keyboardist/stick player Marty Saletta, along with Levin and Brunelle, performed their debut concert in late-2000.

Dark Aether Project band leader Levin has continued to evolve as a musician. While he initially played Chapman Stick and tape loops, he switched to a custom built eight string touch-style guitar built by Mark Warr of Warr Guitars.

Fusing jazz-inflected soundscapes, dark imagery, innovative tape loops, symphonic rock textures and psychedelic experimentation, Dark Aether Project explore the furthest realms of progressive rock. They were invited to be the opening act for Happy The Man's first concerts in more than two decades.

A student of Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft School, Levin has played guitar since 1980. He studied the touch-style technique with Frank Jolliffe, Trey Gunn and Markus Reuter.