One of the best lineups the east coast has ever seen, and definately one of the best festival lineups of the summer! We are beyond honored to be apart of this festival alongside so many of our favorite artists, friends, fellow collaborators and family.
A true gathering of the tribes! Expect something special for this one!
Many thanks to Untz.com for this great review of our album "My Heart Is Love"!
My Heart Is Love, a highly imaginative and thoughtful collection, is the sophomore release from east coast duo,Aligning Minds. The nine track album is an overarching, seamless progression of sound that explores the characteristics of countless genres, giving the listener access to a plethora of pan-stylistic, electronic beats. Thoroughly composed and provocatively programmatic, this timeless musical statement is ever moving, evolving, growing, and seemingly undulating. Never repetitive and far from stagnant, this set of songs moves emotionally, mentally, and physically.
In anticipation of the XAVL event on December 15 @ ISIS MUSIC HALL we sat down with TheAVL.com to discuss our involvement in the X Culture collective.
Aligning Minds will perform at Asheville's first XAVL event (12/15/12 at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall), where one half of the group (Mike Folk) will be joined on stage by live drummer Matthias Sayour, performance dancer Sami Te' and projection mapped stage by Vision Arts LAb – truly a performance not to be missed. In this interview, members Daniel Merrill and Mike Folk (one of XAVL's co-organizers) talk music, X culture, and what to expect from Aligning Minds in the near future.
We will be performing December 15'th @ XAVL along with a projection mapped stage by Vision Labs, live dancing by Sami Te'.
X events aim to create a contemporary Live Creative Experience. An event that brings artists out of their studios and into a dynamic multimedia environment, engaging attendees in a synergistic mix of creative disciplines, designed to elevate us Aesthetically, Emotionally, Intellectually and Culturally.
Acquiring Influence V.1 'Compiled by Sponge' is a collection of 23 psydub/glitch/experimental tracks - artists include Aligning Minds, Kaminanda, Desert Dwellers, Hobotech, Quade and many more + it's a FREE digital download.
'Adapted spans the nations with it's latest release: Acquiring Influence v.1 - Compiled by Sponge. We have acquired a collection of 23 psydub/glitch/experimental tracks - free digital download from our brethren in the United States to help the music grow and help the people flow.'
If you would like to book Aligning Minds please grab our presskit and get in touch!
Many thanks to Untz.com for featuring the finished version of Satsang Orchard!
"The pendulum has swung back the other way. From the dizzying drops and bombastic bass of brostep, a palpable shift has turned followers of bass culture around 180 degrees. The West Coast is echoing with the spiritual sounds of psy-step, and the movement has made its way to the East. Aligning Minds, a recent addition to the Re:Evolution Media family based on the Atlantic Seaboard, have wrapped up the emotive elements of downtempo and IDM in the low end stew of dubstep. Hearkening back to its minimal roots, "Satsang Orchard" is a bubbling epic of stark soundscapes and introspection. Michael Folk and Daniel Vibeage have crafted a tender ode to the inner self. Perfect for late nights, sunrise sets, or long car rides, this cut is going to blast off when it hits the live scene." - Anand Harsh
If you would like to book Aligning Minds please grab our presskit and get in touch with Austen Bailey!
Aligning Minds to play Welcome to Pangea pt. 5 - The Divine Order
May 18th – 20th 2012 :: Apalachia Mountains, Rosman, NC
Pangea Productions would like to invite you to join us deep in the Appalachian Mountains as we rekindle the flame of the Ultimate Supreme which lies deep inside each of us, and bring in this New Age with our Third Eyes open all in one of the Creator’s most beautiful settings with some of the most cutting edge and psychedelic music on this Earth.
May 11 and 12, 2012 - Masonic Temple, Asheville, NC
The Mountain Skies electro-music festival brings some of the world's finest electronic and experimental musicians to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. They will be joined by local artists for two days of concerts, workshops, demonstrations and collaborations. Musical styles cover a broad spectrum, guaranteed to be creative and original. Live video art will accompany the concerts, for a full multi-media experience. The musicians employ a wide variety of electronic and acoustic instruments, from synthesizers and theremins to found objects and custom controllers. Afternoons will feature hands-on workshops and jam sessions open to everyone.
Track List: 1.Aligning Minds – Aura of Indigo 2. Aligning Minds – Gate Torch 3. Aligning Minds – Knowledge of the Rift 4. Aligning Minds – Still Amiss 5. Aligning Minds – Hypnotic Material 6. Aligning Minds – Satsang Orchard 7. Aligning Minds – My Dying Dove 8. The Great Mundane – No Dumping in Jersey (aligning minds rmx)
New Remix on Emancipators "Remixes" Aligning Minds remix of "Soon it Will Be Soon Enough" was just released on Emancipators new album "Remixes", also featuring remixes by Ooah, The Great Mundane, Blockhead, Big Gigantic, Marley Carroll, Erothyme and more......