Split album 'Prism' is the first collaboration between Alexander and Konstantin. Alexander Ivanov (Alexander Daf) and Konstantin Terentyev (Aedem) are talented sound producers from Russia and Microcosmos label residents. Alexander already released few tracks on well-known European net-labels. His debut full length album 'A Thousands Reasons to Be' was released by major American label System Recordings at the end of 2008. This album got lots of flattering responses and entered Beatport's Chillout Top 100. Nowadays Alexander regularly performs in clubs and participates in various festivals. Recently he produced new album in collaboration with British ambient-artist Matt Coldrick (Pan Electric). Konstantin Terentyev has classical music education (piano classes). He also studied audio engineering for several years. After many experiments with sound Konstantin found his own unique style. He begun perform live-acts and produce tracks under Medea (psychedelic trance) and Aedem (Ambient, Chillout) aliases. Severe, finished with lots of details, this work is full of mystical tunes from the East and snowy melancholy vibes from the North; Album is saturated with soft enveloping melodies and made with combination of electronica and live instruments improvisation. This release completely proves it's name ' infinite versatility of 'Prism' attracts and gives an impulse to listener's hand to push 'repeat' button again and again.
Under Daf alias Alexander Ivanov - talented musician from St.Petersburg started musical career. His music imaginations is infinite ambient landscapes seasoned by most complicated idm and downtempo-rhythms. Intelligent soft sound-moods of Alexander Daf., beautiful backgrounds and warm atmospheres includes in each track got charted in the independent charts and played many various idm-Deejays. Now Alexander continues actively acts in St.Petersburg, another city and country. Is the participant of promo-group Sun Station Records.
Aedem (real name Konstantin Terentev) was born in 1983 in the city of Sankt Petersburg, Russia. Konstantin has received classical music education on a class of a piano and higher education on a speciality of the sound-producer. In 1995 has got acquainted with psychedelic trance music. In 2004 started to write his own tracks. Public debut of Medea took place in 2007 on a party "Dark side of the trance" in Sankt Petersburg. In same year the project becomes a resident of Moon Station, the sub-label of Sun Station records. Aedem is a side project of Medea, dedicated to ambient and experimental sides of electronic music.
Independent label Microcosmos based in St. Petersburg is destined to be the most impressive and outstanding phenomena in the world of ambient/chillout/IDM music. Microcosmos Records is a department of Hive Mind Media among such famous and respectable trance-oriented labels as Sunstation and Moonstation. One of the main objectives of Microcosmos Records - apart from digital realeases - is organization of music events (in St. Petersburg and other cities) with the participation of the world-famous foreign musicians and Russian label artists.