Many thanks to Untz.com for featuring an exclusive preview of our upcoming album "My Heart Is Love" officially out January 29, 2013 on Gravitas Recordings!
Both emotionally stirring and provocative, My Heart Is Love is the second LP from East-Coast collaborative brainchild Aligning Minds. The nine track album, due for release January 29th via Gravitas Recordings, is a finely tuned venture evoking imagery of an ethereal future-city. While no two tracks sound the same, Aligning Minds does a beautiful job stitching together this sundry collection of songs seamlessly and in an engaging way. Perfectly blended sections of classic electro and intricate breaks merge with vaporous psychedelic synth-scapes, causing genre lines to blur as the countless influences wash through.
TheUntz.com has the distinct pleasure of bringing you the exclusive premiere of "Oak Kalendar" from My Heart is Love. Brooding and enigmatic, the seductive organic percussion forms a dense fog of deep introspection and warmth. Subtle melodies dance and careen off bubbling bass and high synth walls. This particular cut really showcases the attention to detail Mike Folk and Daniel Merrill put into the album as a whole.
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)
DEEP BREATH: AN INTIMATE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE BROUGHT TO YOU BY MANIFEST, EVOLVER + KARMAFEST
Wobble ain't the only way to get down with the bass! Turn on and tune in to a more organic night that makes you remember what you came from. Featuring some of the best glitch, downtempo and IDM, Deep Breath is a celebration of the mind, allowing us to tap into the elements of nature and journey inward. Our aim is to provide a relaxing and interactive atmosphere to the sound of some of the most beautiful soundscapes in the industry today. This is a limited ticket event! Don't sleep on this one!
We are excited to be performing at one of our favorite festival sites on the East Coast at Deerfields in Asheville, alongside Richard Devine, Psykovsky, Intrinsic, Vytear, and many more. Expect a well balanced lineup of IDM, breakcore, downtempo, and psytrance. This one's for the heads.
Excited to announce we will be performing at the Forward Festival in Washington DC. We will be opening the festival on Wednesday night (April 25) in celebration of being with the Forward festival for all 5 years! This lineup is one for the books some highlights are Jeff Mills, Daniel Bell, Distal, Dara, DB, DFRNT, Jeremy Ellis, Freq Nasty, Joe Nice, B.Bravo, Frite Night Crew, Oddisee, and much more!
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......