[artists] ether


Releases on Afe:
Sparkle In Grey / A.A.V.V.: The Echoes of Thiiings / Fadiiing Echoes [afe060lcd]

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Project Ether originates from the collaboration of two characters, Andrea Bracali a.k.a. Cou and Andrea Masi a.k.a. K.Uze.

Ether can be described as the result of a long research on contamination aimed to break down every barrier of kind or musical sector: it is thus formed a complete and complex structured mixture aimed to satisfy the listener.

Ether's knowledge of music, gained through the instrumental experience and by playing live in a number of Florentine musical projects, binds the art of programming and sampling in order to become "Tree of Porphyry", their first product.

In January 2002 they won a competition inside Arezzo Wave Festival, followed by several live performances all around Italy and contributions to radio programs. They also have been included on the "Magic Bus" compilation with the track "Nenuphar", to represent electronic music.

Their live sets often feature live visual experiments from excellent italian VJs such as Softly.Kicking from Turin.

Along with Softly.Kicking and Submultimedia VJs from Rome they created their first video clip for the track "Don't Taste My Cappuccino" (an extract from the "Tree of Porphyry" album), which was already featured on the "Electrowave_02" compilation released by Ondanomala Records label. The video has also been shown on the VIVA music TV channel.

During 2002 they took part to the "Docks De Sud" Festival in Marseille as representatives of italian electronic music.

Ether's second video clip, "Robot Zero", was made by R.A.M. from Bologna. This team had already won the "Jury's Special Award" at the 4th edition of "Premio Videoclip Indipendente" during the "Meeting of Independent Labels". "Robot Zero" was chosen by Fandango Productions for the "Videoclipped the Radio Star" competition.

In 2003 they released a soundtrack for the documentary "Nunca Mais" dedicated to the Galicia disaster made by the Prestige oil tanker. "Atelier Distribuzioni" produced it.

This documentary took part to many events such as "Moltitudini e Solitudini" at the Modern Art Museum of Bolzano and has received the "Special Mention Award" by the jury of Cineambiente Festival 2003 in Turin.

In July Ether returned to play live together again along with Softly.Kicking visuals at Arezzo Wave 2003 during the Elettrowave_Labs event.

Their new track "Synt Ethic" was released on the "Elettrowave 2003" compilation as a preview of their new upcoming album under Ondanomala Records.

December saw the release of their remix of "In My Soul Kingdom" by Casino Royale on Royality Records.

During 2003, the two DJs felt the need to expand their music research towards new experiments. Something different to Ether’s minimal atmosphere, so they gave birth to a new project named Tin-Tole-Lata.

Under the Tin-Tole-Lata moniker, Cou & K.Uze create a new and more ironic sound with a vintage, electro and more dance oriented flavour.

Tin-Tole-Lata self produced a demo that has received excellent reviews and comments and raised the interest of the well-known english record label AI Records, that included their "Hue Song" on the "Station" compilation.

During this period a young talented DJ / producer from Florence named Biga join Ether/Tin-Tole-Lata giving a new fresher sound and creativity to the band.

Their first EP, entitled "Quasi Quasar" was released in late 2004 on Persistence Bit Records.