Astronaut Ape is an electronic music act formed by experienced music producer Oleg Belousov. Now he is well-known around the world by the cosmic sounds of his atmospheric cosmic and danceable music. Astronaut Ape has released five albums and made a compilation “Cahaya Dari Jiva.” Along with that, his tracks are published by many labels worldwide. He is a frequent guest on numerous radio broadcasts.
As an artist, constanty trying to push his creativity from common boundaries, he is producing music as the blend of different music genres. Progressive bass line, dubstep beat, chillout melody, sampled ethnic instruments and synthesized cosmic sounds – all these mixed into immersing audial space travel.
In 1978 I released the first record which described itself as Ambient Music, a name I invented to describe an emerging musical style”, one of the fathers of ambient music, Brian Eno, writes in “Brian Eno’s Ambient 1: Music For Airports”, named after his seminal album that same year. The album was the introduction to a new music genre and the first in a series of “environmental music” projects that sought to create relaxing and soothing sounds that could be used to enhance the feeling or mood of a particular place, and today Eno is widely credited as an innovator of ambient music.
However, since the late 1970s the diverse genre known as ambient music has matured and together with The Berlin School and bands as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, it branched into a wide range of sub-genres like space music, downtempo, drone and the whole psybient scene sharing the stages with the psytrance community.