The hardest part about reviewing music is finding the time to dedicate to writing, listening, and looking for new music. We all do this for free in our free time. We’ve got day jobs, and that leads to some overlooked music. Like the debut album from French band, Esthesis, aptly titled “The Awakening.” Moody, brooding, atmospheric, Floydian – this is good stuff. So good that it earned the reader’s choice for best unsigned band in Prog magazine’s reader’s poll last year.
Check out Esthesis’ press review for more info:
Esthesis is a progressive / alternative rock band, created and led by French multi-instrumentalist Aurélien Goude (music, lyrics, keyboards, vocals, guitars and bass). The current line up is composed of three other musicians : Baptiste Desmares (lead guitar), Marc Anguill (bass) and Florian Rodrigues (drums). Esthesis music is characterized by many influences (70’s british rock, film score, ambient, metal, pop…) and primarily based on emotion and ambiences. They released their first EP “Raising Hands” in January 2019.
Their highly anticipated debut album “The Awakening” is available since November 14th 2020 in CD edition, digital and streaming. The one-hour long album deals with the notion of identity (awakening, quest and loss of identity) and contains six new songs. “The Awakening” has been acclaimed by many rock webzines and magazines (Prog Magazine, Music Waves, Betreutes Proggen, Prog Wereld, MLWZ…), and Esthesis won the Prog Magazine Reader’s Poll in December 2020 (“best unsigned band 2020”).