Progressive Electro-Acoustic Music for the Imagination and Soul
Totem Totum - Now Available
This fresh 2018 release takes the listener on a journey through gentle pastoral scenes, primitive rituals, and moody planetscapes - A sonic exploration of humanity’s inherent yearning for its own context. Bryan's Goth, Berlin School, and film soundtrack roots lend color and texture to his spacious, high-fidelity style to reward both the casual listener and the headphone-wearer.
“When is a pure pleasure to listen to, and I think it may represent AeTopus at the current top of his game.” - Hypnagogue
“There's almost a fairy quality to the songs, light buoyancy tempered by an endearing sparkle. Hughes has a winning skill for blending classical elements with his modern electronic sensibilities, resulting in tuneage of a highly bewitching nature." - Sonic Curiosity
Angels and Machines
“Melodically the songs are simple but effective, lying somewhere between Tangerine Dream’s 80s-era electronic music and the fantasy-inspired New Age of David Arkenstone."
- Exposé online
“Try as I may to clearly delineate the characteristics and appeal of Tempula, what I’m left with is simply that this album kicks a hundred kinds of ass."
- Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter
Memories of the Elder
“This is a huge CD...This CD has elements of the Berlin school, pastoral new age, dark ambience, and droning minimalism. At the same time, it is none of those styles."
- Jim Brenholts, Ambient Visions