Vir Unis Aeonian Glow (A New Aeon)
AtmoWorks is proud to announce the release of Aeonian Glow (A New Aeon).
To celebrate the release of this classic, which was originally released in 2000 by Greenhouse Music, co-founder and long time friend of Vir Unis, MjDawn went back to the original recorded files and put together an unedited version of Aeonian Glow. Rather than go the well tread route of remixing or remastering,
MjDawn meticulously crafted a vision of this album that is the truest and most accurate form intended by the artist, With great respect for the first release of this album, which was produced and mixed by renowned Steve Roach, he went about working solely from the unearthed pre-mixed files.
With the latest mastering programs and techniques, a very unique vision of this album took place. A lost track was found, so there’s unheard music on this latest incarnation, and there’s several more minutes of tracks, including 7-8 more minutes of the epic track “A Night of Passage”. All technological advances in mastering and mixing hardware/software aside, what we have hear is the timeless and classic work of a master engineer and producer, MjDawn, creating a sweeping and cinematic vision of a very intense body of ambient music by Vir Unis. Clocking in around an hour and a half, be sure to find a secret and comfortable space in which to imbibe the glow of timeless atmospheres and soaring washes of sound, swirling and percolating in a brew of light rays and dark abysses.
Available in high fidelity 320K 16-bit MP3 and high glossy 24 bit lossless FLAC , this release embodies AtmoWorks love and commitment to the Ambient tradition. And also pays homage to the master, Vir Unis, and his long lasting gifts to the electronic community with the highest quality of audio!
Here is what MjDawn has to say about the making of Aeonian Glow (A New Aeon):
“Try to wrap your head around this: Your favorite artist like Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode or David Bowie asks you to mix and master a new version of their most famous album. This is an album you love. And then they tell you that they’ve dug up unused extended versions of the tracks and an unreleased track as well. So not just a “remix”, but a new version that has never seen the light of day. This is what my best friend, John did for me.
Aeonian Glow has always been one of the most influential ambient albums in my music collection. It’s not just an album by a good friend. It’s a statement. And it has an ongoing impact on the music I make.
So imagine the mind-scramble that I got thrown into! John asked me to re-envision his masterwork. I accepted and balked at the same time. What was I going to do with it? What a terror of a responsibility. So I began . John gave me old session versions of mixes. He gave me old unearthed audio tracks. And I dug threw it. And it became clear to me: Here was an amazing opportunity for a fan to get to listen to their favorite album the way they would like to. And what a blast it was. I got to LIVE this album. I combed through every nuance of it’s beauty. I dissected and bathed in all of it’s timeless moments. Yeah I got to live inside this entrancing world. You only get an experience like this once in a lifetime. It was an honor, privilege and great personal joy.
So what you have is my own excursion through Aeonian Glow. This is how it sounds to me. How I love to listen to it. And I hope this is what John and all of you love to hear as well. It was a priceless learning experience. I can’t thank John enough for the opportunity. And in the end, he let me brand it with my own visual artwork as well. What do you say?! From beginning to end, Aeonian Glow (A New Aeon) is a source of great pride and joy for me. And I can’t say enough how excited I am to share it with you!”
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