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Moss of Aura

FR012: Moss of AuraWading
12″ LIMITED TO 500 COPIES
INCLUDES CD AND SET OF 5 POSTCARDS
MASTERED BY PAUL GOLD AT SALT MASTERING

ORDER VINYL 12″ HERE // DIGITAL HERE

Side A
1. Neville
2. Chase
3. Bling
4. Sweat
5. Slick
6. Grom
Side B
1. Too
2. Stone
3. Jaminal
4. Titan
5. Drag

Moss of Aura is the solo project of Gerrit Welmers, the synth-wiz behind Baltimore’s art-pop force Future Islands. Welmers has been creating under the Moss of Aura moniker since 2006, with a handful of self-released endeavors already under his belt.

His first full length vinyl LP comes via Friends Records, an 11 track vacation titled Wading. While its roots may be found in the shallow waters of Mitchell Village, NC where Welmers and Future Islands band mate Sam Herring grew up, Wading was written and recorded in Baltimore, MD in between months of heavy touring . Life on the road often lead to doses of insanity, and Wading offered an outlet for decompression and reflection.

Its deeply emotive synthscapes are left for the listener to interpret, with songs that can equally make you want to dance, rest your head, laugh, cry, or simply just be. Glowing melodies, infectious beats, shimmering keys, and mystery collide to form a sound that could only exist right now – a cosmic blend fit for any escape you choose.

FRCS016
Moss of Aura

Circle In The Corner

Limited to 100 Copies
Originally self-released via CDR in 2006

ORDER TAPE HERE // DIGITAL HERE

Side A
1. Men And Women
2. According
3. Laugh
4. Vlear Pattern
5. Sludge
6. Memory Active
Side B
1. Hmmmmm
2. Insecut
3. Recognition
4. Mercury March
5. Recollect
6. Jagga
7. Sartorius
FRCS017
Moss of Aura

Rushcrusher

Limited to 100 Copies
Originally self-released via CDR in 2006

ORDER TAPE HERE // DIGITAL HERE

Side A
1. Bright
2. Advantage
3. Rocketear
4. Pictures
5. Anti Hero
6. Eek Goes Pop
Side B
1. Hard
2. Mustang
3. Scratch Feet
4. One Animal
5. Buddy
6. Torn
FRCS018
Moss of Aura

Vascular

Limited to 100 Copies
Originally self-released via CDR in 2007

ORDER TAPE HERE // DIGITAL HERE

Side A
1. I Walk Alone
2. Smoke
3. Roicka1
4. Cola
5. Rx
Side B
1. Controller
2. Roicka2
3. Elephant vs Mouse
4. Arp
5. Dire Maiden
FRCS019
Moss of Aura

Still Parade

Limited to 100 Copies
Originally self-released via CDR in 2009

ORDER TAPE HERE // DIGITAL HERE

Side A
1. Jarvis
2. Time
3. Not
4. Sledge
5. Just
6. Everyday
7. Things
Side B
1. Tidal
2. Charter
3. Never
4. Hey
5. Deem
6. Hills
7. Cannons
FRCS020
Moss of Aura

March

Limited to 100 Copies
Originally self-released via CDR in 2010

PRE ORDER TAPE HERE // DIGITAL HERE (coming soon)

Side A
1. Peat
2. Team
3. Thundra
4. Crush
Side B
1. Cowboy
2. Shallow
3. Swilling
4. Climb
FR012
Moss of Aura

Wading

Limited to 500 Copies
Pressed to 150g black vinyl

ORDER VINYL LP HERE // DIGITAL HERE

Side A
1. Neville
2. Chase
3. Bling
4. Sweat
5. Slick
6. Grom
Side B
1. Too
2. Stone
3. Jaminal
4. Titan
5. Drag

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ENTIRE MOSS OF AURA CATALOG PACKAGE DEAL

All six albums on tape + Wading on 150g Vinyl

Only $35! Limited Quantities!

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