A Path Untold is the ever-expanding musical vision that producer Daniel Merrill (formerly of Aligning Minds) has been steadily building for years, carefully constructing a sound that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. His alchemical style has evolved as a diverse fusion of elements, pulling genre influence from deep house, future garage, downtempo, idm and world/medicine music, but without solely identifying with any one of these genres.
The emphasis is instead on deeply personal expression with an otherworldly, emotional aesthetic that serves as an ongoing exploration between dualistic elements like euphoria/melancholy, technology/nature and the individual/collective - while maintaining a balanced focus on both dancefloor movement and headphone intimacy. Think mystical melodic story-telling through the use of explorative texture and harmonic bass presence, calling into existence the sound of alternate realms of beauty, intrigue and wonder.
To understand where Daniel is headed as an artist is to also know where he's been. Before A Path Untold came into formation he had a long, rich history with his collaborative project Aligning Minds, including the release of 4 albums, multiple EP's, countless live mixes, collaborations and 4 major tours. Throughout his career he has had the pleasure of sharing collaboration and performance opportunities with artists such as Emancipator, Invisible Allies, Alvin Risk, Beats Antique, Robert Manos, Shpongle, Alex Grey, Kaminanda, Daedelus, Mochipet, Richie Hawtin, Eskmo, John Tejada, Nosaj Thing, Desert Dwellers, Infected Mushroom, Gaudi, Govinda, Plantrae, Benga, edIT, Born I Music, Tipper, Jimmy Edgar, Vibesquad, Bluetech, Kilowatts, Untold, OTT, Juno Reactor, Random Rab, Milosh, Pathwey and many more across the spectrum of electronic music history. This richly diverse background of experience illustrates the qualities that have always been at the core essence of his music and vision: unity and cohesion through the universal bonds of deep, heartfelt melodic exploration.
Throughout his many years of recording, releasing and touring with both Aligning Minds and A Path Untold, he's accumulated extensive experience in creating deep experiences for gatherings of music lovers, including countless festivals, clubs and even medicine ceremonies. His mission is always the same : to evoke, inspire and entrance through the magic of music in an effort to create transcendent, numinous experiences.
With two full length albums released so far under the A Path Untold name, including his most recent 'Wander to Serve' out on Asheville-based label Aquatic Collective, his mission is just getting started.
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