Aesthesys is an instrumental outfit based in Moscow, Russia. Founded by Nik Koniwzski as a one-man project back in 2007, it has eventually evolved into an ensemble performing post-rock music with ambient and neoclassical influences by becoming a quartet in the end of 2011, with Eldar Ferzaliev, Dmitry Solopov and Arsentiy Karpov joining as guitarist, bassist and drummer. By early 2013 band expanded with Victor Krabovich joining as keyboardist.
In the next years Aesthesys performed live across many European countries, including at the biggest post-rock festivals of Europe - dunk!festival (Belgium) and Astral (Russia), and shared the stage with such bands as God is an Astronaut, 65daysofstatic, Maybeshewill, And So I Watch You From Afar, Ef, sleepmakeswaves and many others.
After the release of the "Ascendere" in 2013, their further strive for experimentation eventually resulted in line-up changes, and with Sasha Coudray as a bassist and Nikita Sarukhanov as a drummer they started to work on the material for "Achromata", expanding their touring geography with Asia after their solo China Tour in 2016.
In recent years they have worked with Rocky O'Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar), Jamie Ward (Maybeshewill, Dark Dark Horse) and Ian Shepherd (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Keane).
The current lineup consists of Sasha Coudray (bass guitar), Artem Taganov (drums), Victor Krabovich (guitar, keyboards) and Nik Koniwzski (violin, keyboards, guitar).
Apart from Aesthesys we have connections with a bunch of other projects: Nik records eclectic stuff under the variety of monikers, Victor creates various music as aliass, Sasha plays bass in Ermak. Also Nik, Victor and Ivan (Aesthesys' live sound engineer) founded a sound workshop murmur where they also release original music under murmur's moniker apart from other lines of work with sound (like mixing, mastering, creating sound design, etc).