Early reviews for Outer Light, Inner Darkness are in, and the word is highly positive!  Click the images below to read the reviews:

“Progressive Rock from Austin, TX, isn’t previously unheard of, this we understand, but listening to The Aaron Clift Experiment you could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps it had never sounded so good.” –Anne Carlini, Exclusive Magazine

Hosting a distinctive sound and attitude that separates them from the pack and the old days, this bunch has the skills to pay the bills and spearhead a real prog revival. –Chris Spector, Midwest Record

The new eleven song release begins with the seven-minute progressive rock intricacy of “Kissed By The Sun” as their musical skills are put to the test. The slower delivery of “Locked” and moderate pace of “Fragments Of Sleep” are appealing pieces of music that anyone can find themselves hooked on.  — JP’s Music Blog



On 08/06/15, Aaron was interviewed by Simon Barrett on Blog Talk Radio.  In the interview, Aaron talked about the music from ACE’s 2nd album, Outer Light, Inner Darkness.  Check out the recording of the interview below:

  1. Aaron interview on Blog Talk Radio with Simon Barrett - 08/06/15 Simon Barrett 29:31


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We’re celebrating the release of our second album, “Outer Light, Inner Darkness,” with an epic show at Threadgill’s!  We’re pulling out all the stops for this once-in-a-lifetime event, including the first ever performance of the album in its entirety with special guests, The ACE String Quartet.  The show will be also recorded for a live EP.  Click the image below for more details.

Outer Light, Inner Darkness is now finished!  We had a great time recording the album and are very proud of our best work to date.  The album is scheduled for release on September 18, 2015.

From 08/01/15 – 09/17/15,  we’ll be taking pre-orders for the album on our web store.  Pre-ordered digital downloads will be made available to customers on 09/18/15.  Pre-ordered CD’s will be shipped to customers 7 – 10 business days prior to 09/18/15.

Hey, ACE fans!  We’ve got a few exciting announcements about our second album:

Our second album will be titled “Outer Light, Inner Darkness.”

The title, which comes from a lyric in “Moonscape” (a 12-minute anti-war epic that will be a centerpiece of the album), is a reference to the duality of human nature – a theme that crops up in several of the album’s songs.  We chose the title not only because it encompassed the lyrical concept of the album but also because we love the visual imagery it brings to mind.

“Outer Light, Inner Darkness” is scheduled for release on September 18, 2015.

Right now, we’re putting the putting the finishing touches on the song arrangements for our second album, and in two weeks, we’ll be entering the studio to start recording.  Stay tuned for more updates.

Happy new year!  We hope all of you had a great holiday season and are looking forward to the rest of 2015 as much as we are.  We have a few updates for you on the recording schedule for The Aaron Clift Experiment’s second album:

From January – early May, our producer, Matt Noveskey, is going to be be touring with his multi-platinum band, Blue October.  As a result, The Aaron Clift Experiment’s recording schedule has shifted from late January to late May, and the album release date has shifted from mid-June to mid-August.

The good news is that we will now have more time to craft an amazing follow up to our debut album, “Lonely Hills.”  We’ve already written some very exciting new songs for the album and are looking forward to sharing all of them with you.

Thank you again for your support, and we’ll have another update in a month!

Happy new year!  We begin the year with the addition of a new member to The Aaron Clift Experiment.  Introducing our new bassist, Devin North:

With a background in rock, jazz, and classical, Devin brings serious chops and versatility to The Aaron Clift Experiment. Devin is currently working with us on the writing and recording of our second album and will make his official debut on the recording. We’re all looking forward a great future together!