[TLO13] Produced by Northwest luminary Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Marissa Nadler), Midday Veil’s second studio full-length THE CURRENT maintains the experimental intensity of the band’s acclaimed improvised releases while marking a distinctive return to songcraft. Featuring artwork and design by Robert Beatty.
[TLO10] Improvised recordings made by Midday Veil inside the Integratron, an acoustically perfect wooden dome built with telepathic extraterrestrial guidance by George Van Tassel (1910-1978) atop a geomagnetic vortex in the Mojave desert. Mastered by Mell Dettmer.
Edition of 100 cassettes with download card.
(Digital version still available for purchase via Bandcamp.)
“Midday Veil consistently produces some of the best experimental psychedelic music I’ve ever heard, always bending genres and minds at the same time. This new cassette, Integratron, promises to do that yet again, as it is a series of improvisations recorded in an acoustically perfect wooden dome situated on a geomagnetic vortex in the middle of the California desert. I honestly don’t know what could sound more perfect right now.”
“Midday Veil make music the way this kind of music ought to be made…under the spell of whatever environment they find themselves. […] The drumming and bass line and the guitar swells and even the occasional female chant all sound hypnotic, like they traded their own souls for others that night. It’s creepy how well it’s all pulled off.”
“While listening to the songs, I went head first into an emotional roller coaster. At times, everything seemed eerily connected. The reverb within the dome creates an incredibly ambient harmony that seems to heal the body. But as the record progressed, I began to experience anxiety and fear creep over me…It really is one of those albums that submerges the listener without giving him much of a choice.”
[TLO05] The latest installment in Midday Veil’s series of “Subterranean Ritual” improvised recordings, STRII is comprised of two haunting tracks recorded by Mell Dettmer at Aleph Studios.
Edition of 200 cassettes with download card.
(Digital version still available via Bandcamp.)
“The ‘improvised sound rituals’ featured on Midday Veil’s ‘Subterranean Ritual II’ shimmer and sway in a slow motion psychedelic breeze. With droning analog synth, reverberant baritone guitar, and gentle tom strokes leading the way, Emily Pothast’s treated wordless vocals fill in the spaces between, creating a spectral ambience that recedes and crests to the group’s own highly attuned sense of time and (s)pace.”
“Great synth emanations, very strong meditative ghostly/Eastern female vocalizations, invocative guitar summons, and truly climactic percussion. […] a build toward mystical and cosmic encounters that is very successful at trapping the ungraspable, making audibly incarnate the incorporeal.”
“…a seductive…slither down a nocturnal, minimal-rock alleyway. It’s all about restraint and exquisite sensual tension, radiating a subliminal shimmer on the horizon of your mind’s eye. Quelle spectral!”
[TLO 03] Debut studio full-length from Midday Veil. Produced and recorded by Mell Dettmer at Aleph Studios in West Seattle.
Order LP: (White vinyl, edition of 500 with free download card)
“gorgeousness wrapped up in a song […] An album for repeated listens that rewards your efforts”
“Eyes All Around is an album of perfect balance – a meditation on life and death, light and dark, ambient, near-subliminal blankets of sound and loud, jaw-clenching power. It is an album in the truest sense: oversized, vividly illustrated and providing an anthology of distinct, yet distinctly intertwined, songs, sounds and emotions.”
“Eyes All Around is one of those ‘take you on a journey’ recordings; it’s a sensational round trip that’s both exceptionally harrowing and blissful, mystical and earthy, cerebral and sensual. Mind expansion rarely is this sexy.”
– Dave Segal, The Stranger
A pagan rock mini-epic unfolding over two expansive tracks recorded by Midday Veil at the Josephine in May 2009. Mixed and mastered by Mell Dettmer at Aleph Studios. Edition of 300 CDRs with handmade screenprinted covers.