Aligning Minds is the shared voice of electronic music producers Daniel Merrill and Michael Folk. As lifelong friends, music has always been their chosen path to express, explore and reflect the space within themselves as well as the world around them.
Ethereal and dubby, uplifting and haunting, Aligning Minds music winds its way through the imaginative souls of its listeners, offering a multi-genre style that carries universal appeal. With releases and remixes on labels like Gravitas Recordings, Adapted Records, Aleph Zero, Beats & Pieces, and Muti Records, they move forward to capture a spirit of unity, diversity and vision.
Their latest album, My Heart is Love has been called “An exquisite album of deep, soulful, chilled bass and euphoric frequency bending.” (Igloo Magazine, 2013) and “a quest to express a heart so full you can hear the birth pangs of the new world borne forward.” (Reality Sandwich, 2013).
Through their wide-spanning approach over the years, Aligning Minds has had the pleasure of sharing collaboration and performance/tour opportunities with artists as diverse as Emancipator, ESKMO, Amon Tobin, Papadosio, Alvin Risk, Beats Antique, Invisible Allies, Robert Manos, Shpongle, Alex Grey, Kaminanda, Daedelus, Mochipet, Richie Hawtin, John Tejada, Nosaj Thing, Benga, edIT, Tipper, Jimmy Edgar, Vibesquad, Bluetech, Kilowatts, Untold, OTT, Juno Reactor, Random Rab, Machinedrum, and many more.
Moving forward in 2015, the latest chapter in their journey has been to establish their own label, Aligning Minds Recordings, to further facilitate their expanding vision of diverse, explorative music. They are also focusing on a new full length album and multiple single releases to release on this native imprint. For their live shows, you can expect explosive energy and synergistic visual accompaniment with the addition of Matthias Sayour on live drums, live dance performances by Kristi Wrolstad and projection mapped stages.
Daniel Pinchbeck’s Reality Sandwich Feature on Aligning Minds – “My Heart Is Love”
The Untz – “My Heart Is Love” Review
AfroMonk Review of “My Heart Is Love”
Glitch Hop.net Feature on “In The Wake of Forever”
Glitch Hop.net Feature on “My Heart Is Love”
Glitch Hop.net Feature on “A Noble Truth”
Igloo Magazine “My Heart Is Love” Album Review
Igloo Magazine “Universal Automation” Album Review
Samizdat Music Blog Review
The Tugboat Blog Review
Aligning Minds & LuneCell – HomeRoots – Triple Drop Productions, 2015
My Heart Is Remixed (15xFile, Flac, Album) Gravitas Recordings, 2014
Psymbionic + Pharo – Voyages (Aligning Minds remix) Muti Records, 2013
Desert Dwellers – Subterranean Sanctuary (Aligning Minds Rmx) Shivlink Records, 2013
My Heart Is Love (9xFile, FLAC, Album) Gravitas Recordings, 2013
Skytree – Ten Thousand Oaks (Aligning Minds Remix) (File, MP3, Single)
Satsang Orchard (File, MP3, Comp) Adapted Records, 2012
Beyond Fear (File, MP3, Comp) Aligning Minds Music, 2012
The Great Mundane – No Dumping In Jersey (Aligning Minds Remix) (File, MP3, Single) Aligning Minds Music, 2012
Armless Angel (File, MP3, Comp) Gruntworthy, 2012
Mode Of Modification (File, MP3, Single) Aligning Minds Music, 2012
Fall Narcotic (File, MP3, Single) Not On Label (Aligning Minds Self-released), 2012
Kept Boy (File, MP3, Single) Aligning Minds Music, 2011
Installed Praline (File, MP3, Single) Aligning Minds Music, 2011
Universal Automation (CD, Full Album – 10 Tracks) Beats & Pieces, 2011
Deep Trench (File, MP3, Single) Aligning Minds Music, 2010
Reality Tunnels Mix (Original Tracks) (File, MP3, Mixed) Aligning Minds Recordings, 2009
Swollen Sovereign (CD, Compilation) Aleph Zero Records, 2009
Tee-Child (CD, Digital Singles) Aleph Zero Records, 2009
Fortune And Solitude (CD, Comp) Soul Candi, 2008