Aligning Minds capture a wide audience on Universal Automation; blending high-energy fractals of multi-genre formations (somehow haunting and exuberant) next to slow-moving parts and pieces that defy categorization.
[Release page] Ricocheting beats, tempered bass lines, gritty rhythm constructs and dosages of sublime syncopation has Aligning Minds’ Universal Automation flowing in a manner that doesn’t pigeonhole itself into one particular genre.
Bending melodic scribbles against ambient flurries, brushed vocals meander off-and-on, atmospheres twist and crumpled views of nostalgia introduces breakbeat-dub, emotion and swells of moving bytes from mind to foot. Daniel Merill and Michael Folk’s concoction of aligning minds is on track as they build platforms of exploratory psychedelic electronics that is equal parts focused as it is fuzzy. As downtempo captures Universal Automation‘s exterior dynamic, elements of early The Future Sound of London and Legion of Green Men appear from the undergrowth of organic layers and attractive sonic beauty. Bubbling implosions frolic among rolling snips’n snaps creating an intricate balance between crystalline production and randomized musical arrangements. Classical sheets of instrumentation shed their creative juices throughout and are counterbalanced by dance-floor ready rhythms bursting at the seams.
As a debut, Aligning Minds capture a wide audience on Universal Automation; blending high-energy fractals of multi-genre formations (somehow haunting and exuberant) next to slow-moving extracts that defy categorization.