A meld of rock-based jamming and shifting improvisation, Aqueous pulls from so many musical styles that it’s difficult to categorize them without discrediting at least one aspect of the band’s musicality. From their sweeping and catching melodies to their intense compositions and songwriting, the momentum of this band is undeniable. If one concrete thing could be said about this band, there’s nothing that compares to seeing Aqueous perform live. With their heavy focus on segues and ever changing set lists, you can be sure that every show will be a brand new experience, not one to be missed.
“Aqueous, a prog-rock Buffalo, NY outfit, took the Second Stage by storm as they delivered their particular brand of jamming to the moe.down crowd, which included a hysterical take on Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise.’ As people woke up to the catchy melodies and destructive musicianship of Aqueous, it was evident that Saturday was going to be different, and in a great way.”
- Rob Slater jambands.com, on moedown XIII
“The songs themselves are adventurous, smartly composed, inventive, exuberant; the jams and improv sections add immensely to the experience, as Aqueous heads off in directions heretofore unknown and previously unexplored. Like all great bands before them, Aqueous breathes as one organism when it is in full flight.”
- Jeff Miers Buffalo News