Thanks for visiting. My name is Ari Koinuma, and Aries9 is my progressive modern rock project.
Darkness Reveals the Beauty of Truth is the first half of a loosely thematic song collection, centering around one man's struggle and disillusionment with his world.
It's a diverse rock record that gets better with repeated listens. The songs are quite different from each other, so try them all. (you can listen to the whole thing at aries9.com, if the excerpts here leave you wanting more)
Please do me a favor. Try them more than once.
Because these songs don't always do what you expect them to. But those are the songs that may grow on you.
If you're too busy to listen to all, use this guide as a starting point:
-Looking for "singles": #3 Tiny Toon, #5 Half Step
-Heavy rockers: #2 Diamond Sleeps Tonight, #1 Shark
-Prog rock fans: #2, #10 Lucy Struck Out
So far, I've received strong responses from visual artists (painters, photographers, etc.) and smart high school students. My most loyal fans are 8:2 women to men. (Don't ask me why)
Everything you hear was played and recorded by me. But it sounds like a well-gigged band. That said, I left many imperfections in, to ensure the humanity of the record.
My songs sound like nobody else's. I have my influences, sure, but I have created my own style.
If you buy the CD or mp3s and don't like it, send me an e-mail. I'll give you a refund.
Thank you for reading, and enjoy.
Mastered by Ty Tabor, www.AlienBeansStudio.com
Album cover photography by Dave Gostisha.
Album also features photography by Dez Pain, Thorsten Epping, and Jesusroxs.
Everything else by Ari Koinuma.