Aidan Maizels


Aidan Maizels is an electric bassist, composer and songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from The University of Melbourne/Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including a year of majoring in electric bass performance.

Whether writing atonal piano trios, ambient game soundtrack pieces, progressive rock songs, performing cabaret jazz, heavy metal or folk; Aidan is able to contribute and create from a diverse palette, and is always looking to put a fresh spin on things whilst emphasising genuine emotional expression.

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Water Too Warm, for 2 acoustic guitars, 3 electric guitars, synthesizer, metronome and effects

Between a quarter and a third of the Great Barrier Reef has died due to coral bleaching by pollution and climate change. Despite the severity and publicity of this catastrophe, politicians refuse to address the issue, and my current part time job constantly forces me to witness the wasteful and apathetic attitude of the general public regularly. ‘Water Too Warm’ uses de-tuned acoustic guitars to create a swamp-like and uneasy atmosphere, whilst the processed electric guitars mimic screams of the coral as it succumbs to the bleaching. The synthesized voices chant a final prayer, whilst the metronome (in a different tempo) represents both the time ticking away, as well as the industrial agenda not stopping for anybody.

Featured in Social Activism Waves playlist, March 2017