And then came give years of public silence.
Aron & Arone weren't dormant. They relocated to the upstate artists’ haven of Hudson, New York and recommitted to their sometimes punishing work ethic, embracing the freedom of playing & recording largely for their own consumption and creative fulfillment.
Three years ago, they refined & modernized their instrumental creations, embraced electronic music & developed Arx, a device that revolutionized their performance, allowing them to trigger percussive sounds, change effects on their instruments, and control vocal harmonies all with the punch of an arcade button. They have largely retired the buke (bass ukulele) and gass (guitar-bass).
Although their distinct musical character is still recognizable, the songs on Scholars embrace a form of expression that is more concise, more emotional & less perverse in its uniqueness.