I thought Cameron’s THE BEN CAMERON PROJECT one of the best releases of 2014. Now, Cameron has written a new album under the name of another project, Aronora. I’m only on track 6 of 8 as I type and post this, but it’s simply excellent. Moody, existential, meandering, thoughtful, pensive, anxious. Excellent.
Here’s the press release:
The band was formed in 2008 with an intent to create an innovative and exciting brand of progressive rock music, with a focus on fusing heavy rock elements with melodic, ambient soundscapes.
Aronora first began to promote their work through two demo CD’s entitled Home Recordings Vols. 1 and 2 (both free releases) and began to perform live shows in Melbourne to building crowds.
In June of 2009 Aronora independently recorded and released a self-titled EP, which featured 7 tracks including re-recorded versions of some of the tracks from the initial Home Recordings demos as well as some new songs. The EP was received well, leading to the band being invited to play a number of support shows, with popular Australian bands such as sleepmakeswaves, The Eternal & Vanishing Point.
In 2014 it was announced that Aronora would begin working on their first full length album, a showpiece of their unique sound based on various material written between 2010 and 2014. The album is entitled Escapology.
Escapology is a series of intertwined pieces with an underlying observation of some of the many forms of escape the human mind may need or desire in its lifetime.
The album was recorded in various locations across both Melbourne and London (where frontman Ben Cameron relocated in 2014), with the final mix and master completed by Neil Wilkes at Opus Productions in London.
Escapology is to be released worldwide on the 30th of September 2015.
For more information, go here: http://www.aronora.com/#!about/c1nii