Waiting For Signals

by Aonaran

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This is my third album and was released on the 9th of March 2010.

This album is a lot darker and more atmospheric than Observer and Over A Small Town. I wanted to try getting a different feel into my stuff so decided to try going down the spacey route.

The inspiration came from a few different angles. Science fiction was the heart of the inspiration though.

When I began writing this album I had watched a film called Stranded, about astronauts being stranded on Mars and discovering that life had once been there and that they could breathe oxygen in certain areas. The second angle was that I'd read about two Italian amatuer radio enthusiasts that were convinced they had heard a helpless Russian cosmonaut drifting out into space in the 1950's and being lost. The third angle was that of the planet called Gliese. It's known as a super-earth and in a "Goldilocks Zone"...not too cold and not too warm.

I also find the idea of alien visitation interesting and terrifying at the same time. I'm not saying that I believe it's going on right now but the idea is fantastic and something that I hope I see happen before I die.

Anyway, the title track says it all really. It's about sending out radio signals into space and waiting on an answer of some kind. The gap of anticipation basically. It then flows on to landing on an alien planet and trying to imagine what it would be like to start completely fresh. A planet free of human ego and religion and all things that seem to cause conflict. It's an amazing thought but I suppose ego is the main force behind the human psyche.

On this album, I used more electronic sounds such as synths and drum machines rather than just acoustic instruments.

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released September 3, 2010

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Aonaran Scotland, UK

Aonaran came to life in 2005 when I decided to start dabbling with music of a more chilled out and ambient nature. I'm into all sorts of music but for most of my life I've listened to metal and rock so felt like a little something different would do me no harm. ... more

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