Aethellis combines a contemporary rhythmic approach with classic Progressive Rock elements of sophisticated song form and sonic seasonings.
Ellsworth Hall is an amazing multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. As a vocalist, he can be compared to the likes of Greg Lake and John Wetton.His music firmly lies somewhere between classic progressive rock and art rock camps. Although most of the compositions have a pop vibe to it, Ellsworth utilizes the longer song format to stay clear of being labeled mainstream. The Aethellis style is very melodic based and the keyboard is the main instrument in all songs. The only draw back is the drums or rather “digi-drums” but Ellsworth is the first one-man band to admit to using them. SO kudos to him and maybe he’ll hook-up with a real drummer for the next release.
This is "Aethellis' " debut CD and with six tracks in various lengths, the CD clocks in around 48 minutes. Which to me is a perfect length for a debut. My favorite songs are: "Tie and Handkerchief" and "Final Affinity" Another highly recommendable release for 2003.
- courtesy of Ron Fuchs for ProgNaut.c
Steve Hackett, Genesis, Tony Banks, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Emerson Lake & Palmer
Influences include the works of the Classical and Jazz masters as well as the keyboardists of the pioneering progressive rock bands, Tony Banks, Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman.
Ellsworth Hall IS Aethellis. Having performed for at the keyboard for over 37 years, Ellsworth has moved outside the collaborative atmosphere of several bands including most recently, Logos Affinity. He now presents his own vision under the Aethellis aegis composing all the music and playing not only keyboards, but guitar as well in addition to performing all vocals.