[TLO13] Produced by Northwest luminary Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Master Musicians of Bukkake), 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.
FORMATS: CD, LP with download card, cassette with download card
Release date: September 9, 2013
“Few contemporary groups with a mind-altering manifesto can boast a figure with the shamanic charisma and lung capacity of a Grace Slick or Renate Knaup. Seattle’s Midday Veil are an exception.”
[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.”