E S T H E S I S "BEST UNSIGNED BAND 2020" (Prog Magazine Reader's Poll)

Esthesis is a progressive rock / post-progressive project by French multi-instrumentalist Aurélien Goude (music, lyrics, keyboards, vocals, guitars and bass). The current line up is composed of three other musicians : Baptiste Desmares (lead guitar), Marc Anguill (bass) and Florian Rodrigues (drums). Aurélien Goude's music is characterized by many influences (70's british rock, film score, ambient, metal, pop...) and primarily based on emotion and ambiences. His first EP "Raising Hands" was released in January 2019. His highly anticipated debut album "The Awakening" is available since November 14th 2020 in CD, digital and streaming. The one-hour long album deals with the notion of identity and contains six new songs. "The Awakening" has been acclaimed by many rock webzines and magazines (Prog Magazine, Music Waves, Betreutes Proggen, Prog Wereld, MLWZ...), and Esthesis won the Prog Magazine Reader's Poll in December 2020 ("best unsigned band 2020"). Aurelien Goude is currently working on two new albums and will be on tour with Esthesis at the end of 2021 and 2022.

Photos by Mathilde Collet (2020)


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PROG MAGAZINE (United Kingdom) - "The Awakening is an assured album, as sharp as a handshake with Edward Scissorhands, flitting between the lucid dreaming of Pink Floyd and the angular attack of Porcupine Tree. Esthesis’ heartbeat is more attuned to aura and feeling, the composition coloured by long brushstrokes. (…) A stellar springboard towards a bright future".

MUSIC WAVES (France, 4/5) - "Between pop, progressive rock and cinematographic atmospheres, "The Awakening" is a generous album that should allow Esthesis to make a name for itself. A great album"

BACKGROUND MAGAZINE (by Alison Reijman) - "It is wonderful to stumble across gems such as "The Awakening". It's one of those total immersion albums (...). it is undoubtedly a very impressive debut which has set the bar very high"

BETREUTES PROGGEN (Germany, 13/15) - "Beeindruckende Kompositionen, die das enorme Potenzial dieser Formation belegen. Es lohnt sich!"

ECLIPSED ROCK MAGAZIN (Germany) - "ein erstaunliches Debütalbum"

PROG WERELD (The Netherlands) - "Dit is hun debuutalbum en wat voor een! Het predicaat ‘beste debuutalbum van 2020’ is niet overdreven. (…) Alles is perfect gedoseerd en in balans, zonder dat het gekunsteld overkomt. De muziek is mooi organisch en doet veelal filmisch aan".

NACION PROGRESIVA (South America) - "Unos de los álbumes de rock progresivo revelación y sorprendentes del 2020 que debes escuchar de forma inmediata. Este no sólo es un recorrido hacia la conciencia y hacia la sensibilidad, es un destino al autoconocimiento a travers de la Música (...). Esthesis es un grupo emergente muy valioso que habrá que tener en la mira para disfrutar y acompañarlos en el camino de su evolución"

MLWZ (Poland) - "Kompozycja utrzymana we floydowskim klimacie wybrzmiewa przez większość czasu niespiesznie, pozwalając unieść się w letargu i poddać się płynącym dźwiękom"

MAT2020 (Italy) - "Un disco che, con le sue radici fissate negli anni ‘70, riesce ad essere attuale e moderno mischiando abilmente le carte del prog con certo pop di qualità e con un uso intelligente dell’elettronica. Da ascoltare sicuramente ad occhi chiusi, con la giusta concentrazione."

Logo design by Mathilde Collet and Cédric Cavenaïle (2020)
Cover photograph by Aurélien Goude (2020)


Management & Press - Aurélien Goude

Booking, Distribution & PR - Tilda Ruiz (FB)

Mail : esthesis.music(at)free.fr

Phone : +33 (0)7 63 20 65 55

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