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AES DANA

AES DANA biography

AES Dana aka Vincent Villuis, composer and sound designer, Dj and co-owner of Ultimae records. Electronic activist since teenagehood, he was also one of the founding members of ASURA. Bass player and singer in several coldwave and industrial bands, he then moved on to composing with machines. Specialised in sampling and layering of acoustic sounds digitally transmuted, Vincent Villuis creates a music which offers multiple listening possibilities. AES Dana brings a fusion between the British Progressive feel and the traditional American Space Music; with sounds anchored in the psychedelic realm freely flowing into a morning downtempo trance, IDM or smashed rhythms. So far he has produced 5 solo albums, participated to about 3 dozen compilations and collaborated on three albums with Swedish artist Magnus Birgersson under moniker H.UV.A.NETWORK. He is also the artistic director of Fahrenheit Project serie (Ultimae)
In 2009, Vincent Villuis composed soundtracks for Science Fiction movie "The Passport" (Amund Lie) and "Atrophy Bank" (Sam Asaert) which should come out late 2009. In June 2009 was released his album [ Leylines ] which received many excellent feedbacks from the electronic scene and from the beyond audience.
The album was ranked top 10 sales electronic music on Itunes USA and Top 5 on emusic. In 2009, Vincent Villuis becomes sponsored artist by TC Electronic.
Vincent Villuis has been Official Resident for the Dominicains of Haute Alsace for 2009-2011 and currently works on compositions for a multi-diffusion installation.
In 2011, he released [ Perimeters ] (rated as one of the best electronic music album of the year on various medias). His new album [ Pollen ]  is out now.

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