Friends Records in Baltimore are gearing up to release a string of albums by synth extraordinaire Gerrit Welmers. When not writing for and playing with Baltimore buzz band Future Islands, Welmers creates instrumental pop under the moniker Moss of Aura. On tracks like "Peat" and "Titan," Welmers utilizes washes of synthesized fuzz and playful drum machine percussion to create dynamic and ambient soundscapes. The songs don't simply play, they transport: from concrete cities and plastic cubicles to tropical paradises aglow with psychedelic-altered skylines and cool transparent waters. Along with Moss of Aura's first vinyl LP, the new 11-track Wading, Friends Records has converted 5 long sold out CD-R entries from Welmers' back catalogue to cassette tape. The LP is limited to 500 copies and the tapes to 100 a piece.
Snag Moss of Aura's entire catalogue here.
Moss of Aura - "Titan" (from Wading)
Moss of Aura - "Peat" (from March)