Aligning Minds consists of two members; the combined efforts of producers Daniel Merrill and Michael Folk. Growing up in the relative isolation of the sparse, rural surroundings of Western Maryland, North America set the backdrop for what later became the adopted aesthetic for their music.
The lack of other avaliable and willing musicians drove them both to seek out creating music individually, initally using guitars and gradually expanding their tools with computers, synthesizers, and other digital gadgetry. Unbeknownst to each other, but living mere miles apart, they eventually discovered their shared passion for using music to stimulate the parts of the mind that couldn't seem to be reached by any other means.
Through this "alignment" and raised sense of duality, they intuitively began collaborating using electronic sound to lead their emotions to alternate destinations. Music provided a vehicle for them to travel beyond any limiting social standards (or lack thereof) and let them feel the unity and profound communication they had always felt was missing.
Beauty, relevance, and the search for human essence are the motives that have continued to drive them through their productions, always combined with the urge to share and unite through emotionally charged music.
Most importantly, the results of their work have remained the guiding light in their lives to remain in touch with themselves and each other. Even if the world did not exist beyond this resource of meaning, this would suffice....
There, that's our story, summed up in a tasty little '3rd' person's objective standpoint. It really does sum it up though, pretty accurately.