ASURA - The Official Website - Biography - Formed
in 1996, Asura was originally comprised of Vincent Villuis and Charles Farewell.
Their first album, Code Eternity, was released in 2000 on Ultimae Records (France).
Containing deep groove analog sounds, trance rhythms and an overflowing
cup of ambient dub elements, it showed that ambient music could sometimes
be more powerful than upbeat dance music.
Since 2001, Asura now consists of Charles Farewell, 29, founding member of the band,
pianist Christopher Maze, 30 (who joined in 1998), and bassist Alex Ackerman, 32,
who replaced Vincent Villuis (gone to concentrate on his solo project, Aes Dana)
in the middle of 2001.
Merging worldly or urban vocals and rhythms with electronic
acoustic instruments, and ethnic soundscapes, their new album, Lost Eden,
is a patchwork of genres and places, an experiment of unheard mixtures,
and, by the way, tries to define its own identity.
For them, many artists inspire their work such as Peter Gabriel, Natacha Atlas,
Kruder and Dorfmeister, Moby and Tangerine Dream, as well as FSOL, Barramundi,
Boards of Canada, and Banco de Gaia, all well known
from the realms of electronic music.
Lost Eden definitely visits some musical territories, which
were not explored
in their first opus. Asura’s music kept its unity, its vocation, and remains centered
on the perpetual search of infinite spaces and multiple origins.
Code Eternity, constituting a mixture comparable to any other.
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