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Aeon Station Watches Life from an ‘Observatory’

By Jaci Jedrych

Aeon Station’s latest release, Observatory, is a hardy, heart-warming album that celebrates the perseverance of the human spirit.

Longtime Wrens member Kevin Whelan worked with bandmate Jerry MacDonald, guitarist Greg Whelan, indie rock veteran Lysa Opfer, as well as Tom Beaujour to create Aeon Station.

 “It’s the best I’ve done and may ever do frankly,” Whelan states. “It’s written over such a long period of my life. Music I did in the past was tinged with expectations or presumptions, but this time, it was just for me.”

His excitement to create is evident in the intricacy of the compositions and the care shown to each turn and twist of the melody. The tracks were created over a long period of time, allowing them to reflect Whelan’s lived experience.

 “It’s about never letting go about those dreams and your passion,” he states. “The album starts from a place of realizing that everything is temporary, what we love eventually changes or leaves us, and regardless, we continue to search and find our way back home.”

The chugging bass pairs with the light, airborne synth guitars to create a sound reminiscent of the early 2000’s.

Fans of Ducks Ltd. or Jana Horn should check out Aeon Station. Check out the video for “Fade” below, and follow our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist for more great music featured on the site.

Jaci Jedrych

Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.

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