January 25, 2012

Video Premiere: Moss of Aura - Bling


[video by Abe Sanders]
You might recognize Gerrit Welmers as the guy in charge of brilliant synth hooks & lines for Future Islands. If you're stalking Welmers a bit (but just a bit), however, you might know he also has a solo project called Moss of Aura. Last fall Friends Records released his debut vinyl LP under the Moss of Aura moniker, titled Wading. The record is eleven tracks of dizzying ambiance indicative of the album's title, poured forth from a variety of woozy synthesizers, booming drum pads and neck-breaking snaps that tickle the soul and tug at the heart. Stand out track "Bling" was recently given this lovely video treatment by Abe Sanders. Sanders is the same brain responsible for Future Island's stunning "Before the Bridge" video. The clip features some beautiful beach and woodland scenery, all shot right here in the North Carolina.

You can stream Wading at the Friends Bandcamp. Head over here to order the LP, which includes five gorgeous postcards and CD copy as well.

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