Aligning Minds to perform at Deep Breath
April 21, 2012 - Sonar, Baltimore, MD
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!
Thich Nhat Hahn said "Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again".
Please join us SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST for DEEP BREATH in the 2 SIDE ROOMS OF SONAR for INSTALLATIONS, LIVE ART, CHILL AREAS, MASSAGE, COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND MORE! TONS OF NEW STUFF SO READ UP ON ALL OF THE INFO!
COME EARLY: SHAMANIC JOURNEY, GUIDED MEDITATION + DRUM CIRCLE FROM 6-8PM THANKS TO KARMAFEST!
WE WILL HAVE A PLACE TO STORE THEM DURING THE SHOW!
CLUB STAGE FT. MUSIC BY:
Love songs to the source is the name of the latest album from the adept and on-the-move producer/remixer Bluetech (aka Evan Bartholomew & Evan Marc). After a steady stream of releases on the Waveform, Aleph Zero, thoughtless music and Somnia labels over the last seven years, the next phase of Bluetech’s sonic trajectory plots new and intrepid coordinates via canadian imprint interchill. in this unique full length release, listeners familiar with the bluetech sound are presented with an inviting point of departure into the warm, spacious realms of his signature mid and downtempo electronica. In evan’s words, “love songs to the source is an audio exploration of the spark of divine light that oscillates in the heart of every being”, and with this intent, one finds music that is both uplifting and devotional as it passes seamlessly through a lush digital expanse of infinite expression. To embark upon this listening experience is to travel down an illuminated path beyond all stylistic bounds.
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound.
SUPER GALACTIC EXPANSIVE (KILOWATTS + AMAGINE)
KiloWatts mans the psychedelic machinery upon which lucid language takes flight into the cosmos. With six solo albums behind him and many other collaborations, Jamie has been unleashing mind-expanding electronic music upon the masses since the days of DOS-based trackers. His music embraces IDM, breaks, techno, and everything in between. Amagine is the silver-tongued Master of Ceremonies verbosely dropping illuminating science on the unsuspecting auditory nerves of serious listeners everywhere. Together, Super Galactic Expansive have a strong, loving, and loyal following as they have performed around the Philadelphia area. Amagine’s intricate rhymes, supercharged with Cosmic consciousness creatively cushioned by KiloWatts’s customized digital wizardry, have presently mutated into hyper-intelligent soliloquies of relentless positivity, revealing shifting perspectives and possibilities amidst a rigid reality crumbling.
Futexture is the exploration of (trans)personal experience through sound. For David Krantz, former producer of Agobi Project and 22 year old musician based out of Asheville, NC it is the logical evolution of a lifelong musical obsession. Combining the rhythmic appeal of dubstep and hip hop with melodic dreamscapes and creative sound design, Futexture skillfully weaves a futuristic blend of glitchy bass-heavy IDM and jazzy techstep into a forward thinking sound that defies classification. This unique sonic synthesis is equally suited for both headphones and the dancefloor, and many have described it as a breath of fresh air in electronic music today. A new project as of late 2010, Futexture has been well received in a variety of musical circles. In the first six months of 2011 he has shared the stage with Tipper, Bassnectar, Kilowatts, Nasty Nasty, Bonobo, Ana Sia, Big Gigantic, Heyoka, Falty DL, Bird of Prey, Mimosa, Mindelixir, and Mount Kimbie, and Vibesquad.
In 2004 Michael Folk and Daniel Merrill formed the live electronic music group Aligning Minds as an outlet for their musical expressions. Over the past 8 years they worked together to develop a unique and signature sound. Through the use of both improvisation and mastering studio skills, they've solidified an encompassing and signature sound. This sound has been reaching audiences worldwide, marked with an undeniable sense of originality, and breaking the barriers of rigid genre classifications. Intent on reaching a musical standpoint of balance and harmony between stylistic ideas, Aligning Minds moves forward as a musical force with an ethic of positive growth and change. Aligning Minds has had the pleasure of collaborating with and performing alongside artists as varied as Emancipator, Invisible Allies, Alvin Risk, Beats Antique, Robert Manos, Shpongle, Alex Grey, Daedelus, Mochipet, Richie Hawtin, Eskmo, John Tejada, Nosaj Thing, Benga, edIT, Kraddy, Jimmy Edgar, Headhunter, Bluetech, Kilowatts, Untold, OTT, Juno Reactor, Green Velvet, Milosh, and the list continues.
HEALING LOUNGE (PROVIDED BY EVOLVER):
COSMIC ZEN GARDEN
COMMUNITY POETRY PROJECT
VEGAN CATERING BY "WE CALL IT LOVE CAFE"
VENDING SPOTS ARE VERY LIMITED, BUT FEEL FREE TO APPLY BY EMAILING
18 TO ENTER
21 TO DRINK
!!!!LIMITED TICKET EVENT!!!!
$15 ADVANCED TICKETS
$20 AT THE DOOR
CHECK BACK FOR THE TICKET LINK TO BUY ONLINE!
SONAR (TALKING HEAD + CLUB ROOM)
407 E SARATOGA STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21212
FREE PARKING IN UPSTAIRS LOT AFTER 7PM!