Michael Aliani: CHIRON, IKON, THE COLOURS OF SILENCE and others dark stories

CHIRON
Chiron is a band that will not be bound by genre.
Formed in 1997 by vocalist Michael Aliani (aka Carrodus) after he left popular cult dark wave band Ikon, the original line-up included legendary Ikon bass player Dino Molinaro and members of Russian Rock band B2, Shura Bi-2 and Lyova Bi-2. B2 went on to be one of Russia’s most successful rock acts of all time, with huge sales, numerous chart hits, signing with Sony Russia and in 2007 awarded MTV Russian Music Award for Best Rock Act.
Originally a dark wave band, Chiron entered the new millennium fresh with new ideas to take its music far deeper than before. What was once a solid dark wave band, Chiron was soon exposed to the sounds of trip hop, electro, and dark trance.
Though Chiron continues to evolve, never setting boundaries, one consistency has remained throughout, the deep spine tingling vocals of Michael Aliani.

EVE
EVE Chiron’s first release, ‘Eve’ (Energeia Records Italy) in 1999 was a huge success for a debut release. It can be best described as a blend of dark wave with Avant guard electronics. The first pressing was sold out in month.

“Chiron is truly one of the most incredible bands to roll across my desk”

Dark Velvet 1999
“In this dark and moving collection, Chiron touch on gothic, dark wave and even a touch of new romantic styles, to produce an album of spellbinding intensity”

Subversive 2000
“Eve….is well, a classic album”

Didier Becu 2016 Peek a Boo Magazine 2016
‘Eve’ has just been made available digitally for the very first time through Third Verse Music Australia.

SLIPPING AWAY
Chiron’s second official release in 2005, ‘Slipping Away’ (Apollyon Records Germany) was originally a 13 track album with a number of re-worked tracks. Recently located masters of the recordings thought lost forever, make it possible to release ‘Slipping Away’ as a 15 track album. For the very first time Chiron’s epic album ‘Slipping Away’ in its full glory as originally intended. It is sleek, dark Avant guard music that cannot be pigeon holed to just one style.
This release still features all the original line-up: included legendary Ikon bass player Dino Molinaro, Shura Bi-2 and Lyova Bi- 2, but also introduces DJ Robert Anthony for the first time.

“Take a bow, you bastards!  You have wrestled the electronic devil and bested him comprehensively.  This album marks such a welcome change from the milky white, squeaky clean mush that floods the European mainland that it takes your breath away”“Take a bow, you bastards!  You have wrestled the electronic devil and bested him comprehensively.  This album marks such a welcome change from the milky white, squeaky clean mush that floods the European mainland that it takes your breath away” , Mick Mercer 2005

‘Slipping away’ has just been made available digitally for the very first time through Third Verse Music Australia.

BREAKING POINT
Chiron’s third release the ‘Breaking Point’ EP in 2009 shows Chiron pushing its music far deeper than before in the genre of electronica. ‘Breaking Point’ shows what is possible when artists with different influences collaborate with the sole desire to compose truly original music. “Just Play it and you will get sucked into the synthetic magic of Chiron”, Didier Becu 2016 Peek a Boo Magazine 2016

‘Breaking Point’ has just been made available digitally for the very first time through Third Verse Music Australia.

CHIRON: THE BEST OF
Available for the very first time, ‘CHIRON: THE BEST OF’ through Wave Records Brazil will delight fans of both Chiron and the original line up of popular cult dark wave band Ikon.
This release features tracks from Chiron’s debut album ‘Eve’, their second epic album ‘Slipping Away’ and a host of rarities, remixes and unreleased material made available for the very first time.  This release will surely please lovers of original music.
“If you have not been previously introduced to the band, The Best Of is a great opportunity”, Marija Buljeta  Altvenger Magazine 2016

“A passionate exposure of great new-wave music”, Side-Line Magazine 2016

WE OWN THE NIGHT
Previously unreleased ‘We Own the Night’ consists of 9 tracks influenced by electronica.  Dark, dreamy, intense, and at times frantic, each track is totally unique in context to the album.  With Tanya Lee assisting on vocals, bringing her own influence and energy, the contrast to Michael’s vocal style is totally breath taking.  Each track on ‘We Own the Night’ transports the listener to a different soundscape.  From the opening track ‘Fury’ which can only be described as dark and haunting, to the final track ‘Slave’ with its relentless beat and energy, ‘We Own The Night’ will surprise at every turn.   This is electronic music with heart and soul.’We Own the Night’ has just been made available digitally for the very first time through Third Verse Music Australia.

“That’s what I call evolution” , Didier Becu 2016 Peek a Boo Magazine 2016

THE SUN GOES DOWN
Unreleased and nearing completion, ‘The Sun Goes Down’ consists of 10 tracks influenced by dark wave. It will surely be Chiron’s darkest release. Themes of isolation, loneliness and loss are central. What started as a solo project has become an entity of epic proportions. It re-introduces Dino Molinari on the bass and cello for the very first time since the ‘Slipping Away’ recording sessions. Dino’s creative influence on this release cannot be understated. It also introduces for the very first time Leanne Coe on saxophone and clarinet.
The concept of ‘The Sun Goes Down’ as a double album with the entire release remixed and reimagined is also nearing completion. ‘The Sun Goes Down’ is not for the faint hearted. It will challenge the listener at every turn.

LIVE
Live, Chiron has played at some of Australia’s premiere music events. From large festivals to small intimate gatherings, Chiron continues to push the endless boundaries. As a live act Chiron are interested in one thing, enticing an audience to lose themselves in the music of Chiron.
November 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil: The lives of the 200 @ Madame’s, legendary hard-core Goth HQ changed forever when Chiron performed an excoriating live set. The inclusion of early Ikon material in Chiron’s live set only added to the electricity of the night.

OFFICIAL RELEASES
EVE (Album) 1999 Energies Records Italy
SLIPPING AWAY (Album) 2005  Apollyon Records Germany
BREAKING POINT (EP) 2009 Indented Records Australia
CHIRON: The Best of 2015  Wave Records Brazil
WE OWN THE NIGHT (Album) 2015 Third Verse Music Australia

RECENTLY RE-RELEASED DIGITALLY THROUGH THIRD VERSE MUSIC AUSTRALIA’Eve’ ‘Slipping Away’ and ‘Breaking Point’ have been re-released digitally for the very first time through Third Verse Music Australia.

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