Black Ether

Black Ether

New York NY
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Plays: 27,527
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Biography

What made you want to start making music?

Making music has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of music. Ever since childhood, Ive had this constant song in my head that Ive come to refer to as my LifeSong and joke that the day that song stops would be my last day on this earth. So i t was instinctive for me. I was made to make music and couldnt imagine a life without that creative process which has come to define me, the person, as much as anything.

Tell us what your music is about? How has your subject matter evolved?

The music has always been a form of escapism from the everyday. Actually Black Ether was created as a means to heal from personal tragedy.

A listener once put it this way:

"Ahhh..you always create this fantasy...a dreamworld...for all to dwell. To me you always fulfill my innermost belief of what music is set out to be...all this nonsense that the real task of music is to describe the world around us..that it is a mirror of the world...and how ugly and emotionless it has become. I truly believe that music shall give us hope...nothing more nothing less....it shall paint pictures of new worlds beyond the horizon....it's the vehicle to transport us to those places ..and each time we return to the world of ours a little less of us comes back with us ...because an ever growing part of our emotions and intellect longs and stays in that dreamworld...which hopefully in due time becomes the only true reality. Or something like this...lol....nevertheless...this is a true description of the music you make!"

What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with? And why?

Robert Smith. Because he brings a genuine heart to everything he does and to me, thats the essence of all music, the infusion of the individual life experience into something that connects on a very human level.

What has been your biggest challenge as an artist/band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

When Black Ether first emerged, it was with an ethereal ambient, downtempo sound that employed gregorian samples and the like. The comparisons to Enigma were inevitable I suppose, but one that I absolutely abhorred. I didnt want to be pigeon holed into what came to be known as enigmatic music, a term I learned to hate. Black Ether is a very personal thing for me and has its own distinction far removed from the comparisons. Over time, as the music morphed into a more progressive root, those comparisons stopped. One thing Im proud of is that while people can say we sound like this band or that band, no one can say that anyone sounds like Black Ether. Over the years we defined our sound and made it a signature.

What do you hope to accomplish with your music? How do you envision that happening?

When I first started Black Ether, I had the same ambitions as anyone else...a record deal and eveything that came with it. I came awfully close but in the end walked away from the deal. Im not a 20-something year old and have a tremendously successful business career that would be foolish to sacrifice for a "maybe" when you have people depending on you. And that realization liberated Black Ether from the "game" and allowed me to focus on artistic expression. Fame and fortune are unimportant to me. The legacy of the sound, however, and how it affects people..is everything.

Band Members: 
Member Name Instruments
1 Jay Rivera aka Jester BlackKeys, Bass, Guitars, Percussion, vocals
2 Brian Goodwillpercussion and drums
Music Label: Black Rose Records
Musical Influences: 

The Cure, Mission UK, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles, Riverside, Delerium, Conjure One and many many others

Started Playing: January, 2001

Music

Albums

Renaissance of the Primordial
Renaissance of the Primordial (partial album)

2004 Black Ether/PVM Records
all tracks written by Jay Rivera

Track TitleLengthContentFavoritesDownload
Silk 6:45CleanAdd to Playlist
Presence 6:06CleanAdd to Playlist
The Velvet Dream 6:56CleanAdd to Playlist
Sanctus Delerious 6:49CleanAdd to Playlist
Seers of the Immaculate Dream
Seers of the Immaculate Dream (partial album)

2013 Jester's Heart/Black Rose Productions
All tracks by Jay Rivera

Track TitleLengthContentFavoritesDownload
5:04CleanAdd to Playlist
The Obsidian March Volume One (partial album)

2011 Black Ether/Black Rose Records
all tracks written by Jay Rivera

Track TitleLengthContentFavoritesDownload
6:24CleanAdd to Playlist
This Sacred PLace 6:22CleanAdd to Playlist
Tendrils of a Memory
Tendrils of a Memory (partial album)

2006 Black Ether/PVM Records
all tracks written by Jay Rivera

Track TitleLengthContentFavoritesDownload
Regina Lunares 6:11CleanAdd to Playlist
The Obsidian March Volume Two (partial album)

2011 Black Ether/Black Rose Records
all tracks written by Jay Rivera

Track TitleLengthContentFavoritesDownload
Angels In My Pocket 5:55CleanAdd to Playlist
Up On The Hill 6:01CleanAdd to Playlist

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Black Ether added a new track:
Chemerical Opus No. 1
3 weeks ago
Black Ether added a new track:
A Light in the Abyss
10 weeks ago
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15 weeks ago
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Thank you. Glad you enjoyed. I think The Obsidian March as a whole puts the many sonic faces of Black Ether on display and really highlights the ecleptic, yet distinctive nature of our sound. Once again - thank you. Jester Black

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Gothic (frequently) instrumental electronica? We don't mind if you do, Black Ether! This New York duo - composed of Jay Rivera (Jester Black) and percussionist Brian Goodwill - started their band in 2001 when they first debuted with their self-described "emotive down tempo electronic music." Dreamy, epic and dark, the group unsurprisingly lists a diverse array of bands as influences, including...

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