Aesthetic Perfection

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Aesthetic Perfection
Aesthetic Perfection - During Blackfield Festival 2013 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Aesthetic Perfection - During Blackfield Festival 2013 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresSynthpop, EBM, aggrotech (early)
Years active2000–present
SpinoffsNecessary Response
  • Daniel Graves
  • Joe Letz
  • Constance Antoinette Day
Past members
  • Elliott Berlin
  • Tim Van Horn
  • David Dutton

Aesthetic Perfection is an American-Austrian electronic musical project created by Daniel Graves in 2000.[2] It was formed in Los Angeles, California before moving to Linz, Austria.


Aesthetic Perfection was formerly signed directly to Metropolis Records in the United States and Out of Line Records in Europe, until Graves decided to run it on his independent label Close to Human Records. Additionally, the band was licensed to Gravitator Records[3] in Russia and Death Watch Asia[4] in Japan.

The band's third album, All Beauty Destroyed, was released on November 4, 2011, in Europe and November 8, 2011, in the United States.[5]

On March 29, 2019, Aesthetic Perfection released its sixth album, Into the Black.[6] Unlike previous albums which were released by labels, Into the Black was self-released. According to Graves, this was an intentional move towards running the band free of label intervention, due to a belief that the label industry model was "dying".[7]

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Elliott Berlin - live keyboards, synths (2010–2020), live keyboards, synths, guitars, bass, theremin (2019–2020)
  • Tim Van Horn[8] - live drums (2009-2017)
  • David Dutton[8] - live keyboards (2008-2010, 2014–2017)


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Close to Human
A Violent Emotion
  • Released: September 26, 2008
  • Label: Bractune (brac006)
  • Format: CD, digital download
All Beauty Destroyed
  • Released: November 8, 2011
  • Label: Metropolis (MET 764)
  • Format: CD, 2×CDs, Box set, digital download
'Til Death
  • Released: February 11, 2014
  • Label: Metropolis (MET 927)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
  • Released: May 12, 2015
  • Label: Metropolis (MET 973)
  • Format: CD+DVD, digital download
Blood Spills Not Far from the Wound
  • Released: October 16, 2015
  • Label: Metropolis (MET 998)
  • Format: CD, digital download
Into the Black
  • Released: March 29, 2019
  • Label: Close to Human Music
  • Format: CD, digital download, cassette, vinyl
  • Released: June 3, 2022
  • Label: Close to Human Music
  • Format: CD (limited copies), digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
All Beauty Destroyed – The Remixes
  • Released: November 4, 2011
  • Label: Out of Line (OUT 519)
  • Format: Digital download
A Nice Place to Destroy
  • Released: June 12, 2012
  • Label: Metropolis (MET 814D)
  • Format: CD, digital download


List of singles
Title Year Album
"The Devil's in the Details" 2010 All Beauty Destroyed
"Inhuman" 2011
"Smoke Trails" 2012 Non-album single
"Antibody" 2013 'Til Death
"The Dark Half"
"Big Bad Wolf"
"Never Enough" 2015 Blood Spills Not Far From The Wound
"LAX" 2016 Non-album singles
"Love Like Lies"
"Rhythm + Control" 2017
"Ebb and Flow" 2018
"No Boys Allowed" 2019 Into the Black
"Gods and Gold"
"Lockdown" (with Chemical Sweet Kid) 2020 Non-album singles
"S E X" 2021 MMXXI
"Party Monster"
"Dead Zone"
"Happy Face"
"A New Drug"
"American Psycho"
"Bark at the Moon"
"Save Myself"
"Lonesome Ghosts"

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"The Great Depression" 2009 Hendrik S. Schmitt/Zeitschnitt
"Inhuman" 2011 Max Nadolny
"All Beauty Destroyed" 2012 Mitch Massie
"A Nice Place to Visit" Mitch Massie
"Antibody" 2013 Mitch Massie
"The Dark Half" Ronald Dembowksi
"Big Bad Wolf" Mitch Massie
"The New Black" 2014
"Never Enough" 2015
"LAX" 2016
"Love Like Lies" 2017 Clint Carney
"Ebb and Flow" 2018 Everett Lee-Sung
"Bye Bye Bye" Nyxx
"No Boys Allowed" 2019 Chad Michael Ward
"Gods and Gold" Clint Carney
"Supernatural" 2020 Eulenherz Artwork
"Bark at The Moon" [9] 2021 Chad Michael Ward
"Lonesome Ghosts" Daniel Graves

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album
Title Year Album
"Sacrifice" 2002 Septic III
"I Belong to You" 2004 Machineries of Joy Vol. 3
"Surface" (Pneumatic Detach Remix) 2005 Awake the Machines Vol. 5
"Coward" (live video) 2006 Out of Line Festival Vol. 2
"Architect" (live video)
"Sacrifice" (live video)
"Living the Wasted Life" (Machineries Mix) 2007 Machineries of Joy Vol. 4
"Living the Wasted Life" (Deadbeat Remix) Extreme Sündenfall 6
"Pale" (Beta Edit) 2008 Awake the Machines Vol. 6
"Schadenfreude" (Beta Edit) Das Bunker 4: Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
"Schadenfreude" (Hexen Prozess Remix) 2009 Inquisition Process
"Want It" (XP8 featuring Daniel Graves) Want It (Single)
"The Ones" (genCAB Remix) 2010 Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer
"The Siren" (Faderhead Remix) Rock Oracle Compilation #5
"Under Your Skin" (Deadbeat Remix) 2012 Underworld: Awakening (Original Motion Picture Score)
"The Devil's in the Details" (Sthilmann Remix) Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer Volume II: Recurrence
"A Nice Place to Visit" (video) Visions of Machines
"A Nice Place to Visit" (Syndroid Remix) Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer Volume III: Remission
"Lifelight" (Rotersand featuring Aesthetic Perfection) Truth Is Fanatic Again
"Dead Tomorrow" (Bruderschaft featuring Aesthetic Perfection) 2013 Return
"Voodoo" (Nyxx featuring Aesthetic Perfection) 2018 Voodoo (Single)
"Amplify" (Avarice in Audio featuring Aesthetic Perfection) No Punishment - No Paradise
"Rhythm + Control" (Third Realm Remix) Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer Volume V: Remembrance
"This Modern World" 2019 Pieces - A Thousand Albums at the End of America: The Album Within an Album
"Shut Off" (Raygun Romance featuring Aesthetic Perfection) Get Wicked
"No Boys Allowed" (Empirion Remix) 2020 Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer Volume VI: Reflection
"Digital Deities" (X-RL7 featuring Aesthetic Perfection) Digital Deities


List of remixes, showing year released and artist
Title Year Artist
"Sacrifice" 2005 Agonoize
"Sick Fuck" 2006 Unter Null
"Portrait of Homicide" 2007 Dawn of Ashes
"Still Alive" Solitary Experiments
"Our Game" 2008 Suicidal Romance
"Can't Change the Beat" 2009 Combichrist
"Crash of a Star" Wynardtage
"I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry
"LoveGame" Lady Gaga
"Rot" [:SITD:]
"Body Flow" 2010 Interface
"Version 2" genCAB
"Art" God Module
"Kingdom of Welcome Addiction" IAMX
"Here's to You" System Syn
"Relax and Ride It" Alter Der Ruine
"Polarity" Cervello Elettronico
"Enjoy the Silence" Depeche Mode
"Dog Eat Dog" Hocico
"Paparazzi" Lady Gaga
"Gallows" Endless Sunder
"Death Cures All Pain" Suicide Commando
"Bass Down Low" 2011 Dev featuring The Cataracs
"Rise Above" 00tz 00tz
"I Kill" Blackcentr
"Muv Your Dolly" XP8
"Tonight" Skold
"White Knuckle Head Fuck" Caustic
"Sharp as Stars" Surgyn
"This Is the Life" 2012 Inure
"The Iron Fist of Just Destruction" (Going Hard Remix) Everything Goes Cold
"Crash and Burn" Detroit Diesel
"Conflict Instigation" Grendel
"Wahre Liebe" Agonoize
"Robots" Modulate
"Motormouth" Mob Research
"Collider" Formalin
"Get Rid of This Life" 2013 Sleetgrout
"Engel" Rammstein
"Can You Feel My Heart?" Bring Me the Horizon
"Smell of Fear" Dead Hand Projekt
"Dead Inside" Ludovico Technique
"Goodbye" Bruderschaft
"Hotel Suicide" Rabia Sorda
"As Nations Decay" BlakOPz
"Master of Decay" 3Teeth
"Use Once and Destroy" (Version : Aesthetic Perfection) 2014 Psyclon Nine
"Blitzlicht" Epinephrin
"Land of the Blind" Information Society
"Rise" Surveillance
"Heart On" Celldweller
"The Error Is You" Spider Lilies
"Eat You Alive" Emigrate
"Sinixtr" 2015 Mordacious
"Ice Crystal" Eisfabrik
"Parallel World" Alkemic Generator
"I Idolize You" Massive Ego
"Oh Cruel Darkness Embrace Me" IAMX
"Under Control Solar Fake
"Robots" Modulate
"Our Game" 2016 Suicidal Romance
"Bitchcraft" featuring KMFDM Victor Love
"My World" Binary Division
"Kill Your Darlings" Mesh
"Cheerful Hypocrisy" Snog
"Courtship II" HEALTH
"Journey to Storyville" Goteki
"Brother Death" 2017 [:SITD:]
"Moshpit" Attila
"Lowlife Novelties" Lovelesslust
"Hearts Against Minds" For All the Emptiness
"Gegenstrom" BodyHarvest
"Neon Dominion" 2018 Sirus
"Static" DV8R
"Functional" (Aesthetic Perfection '09 Mix) Imperative Reaction
"Romeos" Bloodhype
"Automat" Eisbrecher
"Join Us" 2019 SynthAttack
"Jigsaw" Murder Weapons
"Black Lambo" Lazerpunk
"Drums of the Machines" Jalex
"Bipolar Pop" featuring Chiasm Third Realm
"War" (Retro Orion Remix) Emigrate


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