Aloes is the latest solo project engineered by the zealous, yet inscrutable musical mind of Reid Weigner. While Weigner is Atlanta-bred and has recently found his way back to his Georgia roots, he spent the majority of his career-formative years in Asheville, N.C. It was here in 2013 that he earned his B.A. in Music (percussion, composition) from UNC Asheville and where he began playing percussion for effervescent dance-rockers Reptar and instrumental math rockers Hello Hugo. In recent years, he has lent his percussive hand to Asheville acts Axxa/Abraxas, Aunt Sis, Curt Castle, and led his own heavily percussed ensemble Giant Giants (now Organs of Sight) while sharing stages with the likes of Zammuto, Palm, Mothers, Frankie Cosmos, and Joan of Arc. Aloes is now delivering unearthly, cybernetic vibes to us on the synth heavy debut album I (Ingrown Records: March 2019). Tracks like “SciTrek” and “Percentage Points” evoke tantalizing emotions of imminent peril we didn’t know could be so damn fun. Sometimes there’s a fine line between utter bliss and total despair and Aloes is here to make sure those emotions remain blurred in the most enchanting way imaginable.
Midcentury Modular: midcentury modular is John Mitchell based in Raleigh, NC. The project’s focus is on using eurorack modular synths and guitar pedals to create peaceful, relaxing and minimal ambient soundscapes. arps is midcentury modular’s first physical release, out March 2018. It is an excerpt of a personal journalistic collection of recordings from May 2016 – February 2018 recorded in Raleigh/Durham, NC.
Sunset Palette: Synthesized music made by humans for humans. attempts at trying to stay up all night//always end up falling asleep.