Darkness Reveals the Beauty of Truth is a solo modern rock album by the Japanese-born, Minnesota-based guitarist/songwriter Ari Koinuma, released in 2007. Aries9 later evolved in Minnasia, Ari's collaboration with a Hmong-American vocalist Voua 'Bob' Yang. Some of these songs became Minnasia songs, while others still appear whenever Ari performs on his own.
This album features a youthful modern rock sound. Imagine Porcupine Tree or Steven Wilson, if he was fronting a guitar rock band at the start of his career (he wasn't) -- soft vocals, introspective lyrics, and propulsive guitar grooves. The songs in this collection are diverse, from angry to fragile, so if you don't like the first song or two, still sample the rest.