"AEM" is Austin solo electronic artist Benjamin Crowley. Creating ambient textures, synth melodies and dense drum patterns with use of only hardware synth, samplers & drum machines. With additional live vocal harmonies, everything is triggered, in vein of traditional elements of a live band and high importance in performance.
AEM samples from an extensive home library of the peculiar side of VHS & cassette, and use them as reference for the fascination of granular audio & visual pastimes. Purely experimental & project based, each period of writing progress into discovery of new styles of sound collage.
Active since 2011, building from a DIY lifestyle self releasing records, tapes, and homemade merch. AEM has played festivals locally in Austin, as well as in Houston & San Antonio.