Dan Caganoff formed Aerial Spans Earth in 1998. The band’s influences at this time were Massive Attack, Pink Floyd and Tool. Dan bought a computer, borrowed a synth and bought some software, and soon the music flowed. He decided to place an ad in Drum Media and recruits Ciara McKeown (Vox) into the band. From 1999 the band worked with Ciara on a bunch of tunes. They are happily surprised by the quality of the work, though the production leaves something to be desired. The time with Ciara was short lived due to artistic differences.
In 2000 Dan decided to send a CD with the song “Mr Kessler” to Triple J Unearthed in Sydney. He settled on Aerial.Spans.Earth as a band name when submitting “Mr Kessler” to Triple J. In July, Dan got call from Triple J informing him that he is one of three bands to win Unearthed Sydney. Triple J informed Dan that there was a gig in four weeks time at the Horden Pavilion. Rob Taylor (engineer/producer) re-recorded, mixed and produced Mr Kessler for Triple J. Dan’s introduction to “big production” is thrilling. He re-united with Ciara. Mr Kessler was on high rotation at Triple J throughout late July/August.
In August the band played the Horden Pavilion gig for Triple J Unearthed. Dan managed to get the band together from an assortment of friends and acquaintances. The line-up at the Horden gig consisted of: Gawaine Newton (vocals), Ciara McKeown (vocals), Nick Gibbs (vocals), Cameron Bruce (keyboard), Bruce Braybrooke (drums), Mat Doherty (bass), Dan Caganoff (guitar) and two percussionists – Carlos and his Cuban friend…
In September another ground-breaking gig happened at Belmore Park for the 2000 Olympic Games and Triple J. Best gig ever! The band line-up included: Ciara McKeown (vocals), Mat Doherty (bass), Nick Gibbs (vocals/percussion), Enzo Santoro (percussion), Dan Caganoff, (keyboard/samplers).
Aerial Spans Earth are growing and moving ahead. The band has now released the EP “Freaky Full Reactions”, a compilation of the best songs produced with Ciara and Mat from 1999 to 2002. Stay tuned for the new full-length album.
The music is eclectic and at times industrial, but unique and hypnotic. We hope that you will continue to follow Aerial Spans Earth as they grow.
Aerial Spans Earth is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP).