Review by Josh Turner
Sometimes curious children venture out into the woods to an isolated spot and make simple discoveries. These mischievous miscreants find an interesting bug under a hidden rock, see crayfish swimming in creeks, or observe exotic butterflies suckling on the surrounding plants. These wonders are out of sight for those who keep on common ground. To find them takes initiative. Looking below the surface or around the corner will not typically uncover something new and exciting, but every now and then a pleasant surprise will emerge.
That is how I feel about Aethellis. This project with a silly name is the brainchild of a single man named Ellsworth R. Hall. Many people would not give it a second thought. That would be their mistake. The album is the rare stone overturned that reveals a bounty of new revelations. The album is enjoyable and quite an achievement for a sole musician. It is surprising this individual has gone undetected. This album really deserves some attention.
For more info, or to order the CD, point your browser to www.aethellis.com/.