From the moment of their inception, MAE have existed in the cross-sectional spaces of creation. Art and innovation. Intricacy and accessibility. Beauty and chaos. Head and heart. Theirs was always a meticulous crafting of soundscapes; painstakingly deliberate and blissfully spontaneous. Multisensory Aesthetic Experience, the band’s first full-length release in nearly a decade, is the arguable realization of their aspirations since conception. There is a liberation that occurs within the first few notes of the album, an untethering of the straight jacket of expectations. The album dips and crescendos moment to moment, song to song with seamless ferocity. From the DMT-infused retro-space odyssey groove of “Kaleidoscope,” to the Byrne-esque mayhem of “The Overview,” to the contemplative hypnosis of “Simple Words,” the resulting experience is one that is visceral, impassioned, expansive—and yes, even transcendent. But for as much as Multisensory Aesthetic Experience represents the realization of Dave Elkins, Zach Gehring and Jacob Marshall’s collective creative vision, it’s the other aspects of the band’s new chapter that will facilitate its true culmination. Utilizing virtual reality, haptics, and even fragrance to bring the swelling soundscapes to life with new kind of embodiment and in deeper immersion, the band invites its audience on an expanded journey to realms yet unreached. In short, a Multisensory Aesthetic Experience.
Maggie Miles is a rising Alternative Pop artist from Nashville, TN. Her explosive debut “Am I Drowning Or Am I Just Learning How To Swim“, is a genre-spanning pop and rock fusion album which screams from the rooftop themes of self-guilt, faith, and finding the strength to overcome. A theatrical and sky-splitting voice, electric and physical performance, and timeless persona are just the start. With a strong team and extensive touring repertoire behind her, Maggie’s sophomore album, “The Lack Thereof“, is poised to be one of the most promising releases of 2023.