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Everything begins with changes, whether you’re moving geographically or emotionally. Aera’s album “The Sound Path” tells the story of this sentiment.

Born in the high north of Germany and now a Berlin resident, Ralf Schmidt aka Aera first appeared on the electronic music map when he established his own Aleph Music label back in 2010. With only a handful of releases, Aera was able to lay out his very own musically topography on the cutting edges between house, psychedelia and breakbeats.

This colorful mix culminated on his debut album “Offseason Traveller” in 2013, resonating the past forty years of electronic music, which brought him the attention of a wider audience as well as fellow djs and producers. So it was a logical consequence that his talent also attracted other labels and lead to widely praised releases on Innervisions, Maeve or John Talabot’s Hivern Discs. With these, Aera’s sound bloomed further into bubbly acid and trancey territorries and his fine reputation as a singular producer, travelling dj and remixer flourished.

With „The Sound Path“ Aera continues his musical travels and Permanent Vacation is gladly hitchhiking on that ride. His second album is the most coherent and definitely most personal work to date. Here, he has perfected his sound even further – adding nuances from the meadows of New Age, Kraut cliffs and high-flying kites of Ambient. Complete with the cinematic and nature-esque qualities of Ralf’s music, it will draw you in deeply through a great variety of landscapes before your inner eye. However, you’ll never lose track, because this path is beautifully illuminated.


Untitled (Hivern Discs HVN038)


You Know Juno (MAEVE 06)


Offseason Traveller (ALEPHLP01)

The Silver & Black EP (ALEPH05)

The Remixes (Incl. Mano Le Tough Remix) (ALEPH04)

The Third Wave EP (ALEPH03)

Continental Drift EP (ALEPH02)

Infinite Space EP (ALEPH01)


Aera is set to release his second LP via Munich’s Permanent Vacation titled “The Sound Path” April 6th.

The album sees Aera continue his musical travels and is described as his most coherent and personal work to date, featuring nuances from new age, kraut, and ambient.


10 Oct Wire, Leeds
29 Sep About Blank, Berlin
26 Aug Else, Berlin
09 Jul Liasti, Mykonos
30 Jun Wilden Renate, Berlin
19 May Papaya Playa Project, Tulum
11 May Terraza Regina, Mexico City
04 May Fiction at The Paper Box, New York
28 Apr Sly Granny, Bangalore
27 Apr Drop, Mumbai
26 Apr Auro, New Delhi
21 Apr Glow, Bangkok
20 Apr Beton Brut, Seoul
14 Apr Kilo Lounge, Singapore
13 Apr Jiro, Kuala Lumpur
29 Mar Muting the Noise, Berlin
24 Mar Nitsa, Barcelona
03 Mar Odonien, Cologne
17 Feb Floor, Istanbul
10 Feb Zukunft, Zurich
27 Jan Wilden Renate, Berlin
19 Jan Volt, Milan


27 Dec La Cheetah Club, Glasgow
25 Dec Bayside Sports Complex, Gibraltar
15 Dec Kowalski, Stuttgart
03 Nov LoLiTa at Razzmatazz, Barcelona
24 Oct Chalet, Berlin
22 Oct Maeve at Thuishaven, Amsterdam
01 Oct About Blank, Berlin
22 Sep Wilden Renate, Berlin
08 Sep Castello Festival, Beesenstedt
29 Jul Taktraum Festival @ Reduit Tilly, Ingolstadt
23 Jul Gem Fest, Anaklia
21 Jul Maeve @ La Clairière, Paris
08 Jul auto.matic.OPEN at Kesselhaus, Augsburg
23 Jun Le Sucre, Lyon
09 Jun TBA, Dresden
12 May Die Rakete, Nuremberg
29 Apr Fiction, NYC
28 Apr Hardpop, Juarez
07 Apr Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
24 Mar Wilden Renate, Berlin
18 Mar Jiro, Kuala Lumpur
17 Mar Elevator, Shanghai
11 Mar BEAM, Bangkok
10 Mar Kilo Lounge, Singapore
25 Feb La Belle Electrique, Grenoble
24 Feb Kassablanca, Jena
02 Feb Electric Garden & Theatre, Galway
28 Jan Escena, Gran Canaria
14 Jan La Dame Noir, Marseille
13 Jan The Block, Tel Aviv
08 Jan Panorama Bar, Berlin


31 Dec Paradigm, Groningen
25 Dec Waagenbau, Hamburg
16 Dec Batofar, Paris
26 Nov Nitsa, Barcelona
19 Nov Sweat Lodge x Volt, Milan
12 Nov Sweat Lodge x Papaya Playa Project, Tulum
10 Nov Sweat Lodge x D-Edge, São Paulo
29 Oct Fuse, Brussels
28 Oct Wilden Renate, Berlin
22 Oct ADE Het Sieraad, Amsterdam
01 Oct Sweat Lodge x Indigo, Istanbul
11 Sep Visions of Beyond at Harilaq Fortress, Kosovo
10 Sep Sweat Lodge x De Marktkantine, Amsterdam
03 Sep Mood’s, Gammarth
27 Aug Kunstgeschwister Open Air, Mönchengladbach
26 Aug Bootleg, Tel Aviv
14 Aug Sweat Lodge x Glazart, Paris
06 Aug Øuerschnitt Festival, Pfaffenhofen bei Kastl
23 Jul Corsica Studios, London
16 Jul Ruigoord Church, Amsterdam
09 Jul Sweat Lodge x Tresor, Berlin
08 Jul Szpitalna, Karkow
02 Jul RePublik at Project Waterford
22 Jun Wanderlust / Nuits Fauves, Paris
04 Jun Innervisions @ Ikarus Festival, Memmingerberg
26 May Watergate, Berlin
06 May Village Underground, London
18 Mar Projekt LAB, Poznan
19 Feb Limbo RestoClub, Luxembourg
05 Feb Radion, Amsterdam
12 Jan Maeve BPM at Canibal Royal, Playa del Carmen


26 Dec Institut fuer Zukunft, Leipzig
24 Dec Radion, Amsterdam
28 Nov Panorama Bar, Berlin
20 Nov Kontur at MS Zufriedenheit, Würzburg
24 Oct Just This @ Baalsaal, Hamburg
16 Oct Ellum ADE at Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
15 Oct Sweat Lodge ADE at Club NL, Amsterdam
02 Oct The International, Luxembourg
15 Aug Calypso, Hammamet
27 Sep Grizzly Nation at About Blank, Berlin
01 Aug Harry Klein, Munich
04 Jul Tresor, Berlin
25 Jun Watergate, Berlin
17 Jun Maeve Rave Sonar @ Pic-Nic, Barcelona
13 Jun Boom Boat, Szczecin
11 Jun Noice @ Loftas, Vilnius
06 Jun Cruquiusgilde, Amsterdam
22 May TBA, TBA
15 May Opium Rooms, Dublin
02 May About Blank, Berlin
01 May Schwarzes Schaf, Augsburg
21 Mar Entre Los Arboles, Pereira
12 Mar Muting The Noise, Berlin
21 Feb Sfinks700, Sopot
17 Jan IPSE, Berlin


23 Nov Panorama Bar, Berlin
02 Nov Wilde Renate, Berlin
25 Oct Larm, Budapest
27 Sep About Blank, Berlin
28 Jun Leoncavallo, Milan