Q: How is AeTopus pronounced?
A: ay toe puhss
Q: What does AeTopus mean?
A: AeTopus is a contrived, compound word that suggests Time (Ae) and Place (Topus), although linguistic or historical accuracy is not intended nor claimed.
Q: Are all those instruments played by one person?
A: The music is actually a mosaic of many different sound sources. Some sounds and instruments are arranged through hardware and software synthesizers and samplers, and others are performed and recorded by my collaborators and I. All are carefully edited, tweaked, and mixed to produce the final tracks.
Q: Does AeTopus play live shows?
A: Although AeTopus has been primarily a studio endeavor since day one, a live presentation is now being considered. This website will contain information on locations and dates when the time comes.
Q: When will the next AeTopus album be released?
A: Deep Variants, a 29-minute EP, was released on April 3, 2020. This 3-track project will feature bass-heavy versions of the upcoming full-length VARIANT album, which will follow in the summer of 2020. Please feel free to visit the AeTopus Facebook feed for frequent news and updates.
Q: How can I order physical CDs?
A: CDs can be ordered through Bandcamp. You'll find them on other online venues such as Amazon and eBay, but using Bandcamp takes out the middleman and offers a more direct fan-to-artist experience.
Q: If I order a CD through Bandcamp, can I have it signed?
A: Yes - All you need to do is ask! I manage all merch on the AeTopus page, so most special requests can be honored.