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The brainchild of South Dakota's own Nikolas P. Robinson and Joel Klausen.
As a band, we preferred to let the music tell whatever story it would; like a living, evolving organism...but sometimes a touch of supplemental information can be useful. The project's title, Alter Noctvm...Alter Idem, was decided upon within a week of our first live performance, in a rush to have something to call ourselves before we went on stage and made greater idiots of ourselves than we presumed we already would. The name, when translated (roughly) from Latin into English is Another Night...Another Identity, which seemed to fit both Joel (keyboards, guitar, programming) and Nikolas (vocals, bass, percussion, programming) rather well, being as erratic and eclectic as we both were. Plus, we found it convenient that the abbreviation would be the same either in Latin or in English, a convenience that we couldn't pass up.
We are no longer active, Joel and I both having gone our separate ways a matter of a nearly a decade ago, both geographically and artistically. However, there is a chance that I will be reworking and recording one or two of the tracks we recorded as AN...AI with other projects that I am taking part in now.
I've posted our information on this site simply because I would like to see the old material that was recorded receive a little bit of notice, certainly more than it received while still being produced and actively promoted. We never really went anywhere with whatever career we might have potentially had, and I feel that some of the material (though lacking in production value) deserves more than simply the quiet burial that it might have received. If the interest is there, CDs can still be made available by request...simply send me a message. Thank you for taking an interest.
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