Midday Veil – THE CURRENT [LP / CD / CS]

[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.

THE CURRENT was a Critic’s Pick in The Wire’s Top 15 Avant Rock albums of 2013!

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.”

The Wire (UK)

“…the best record of the year so far. The Current is a mind-melting, kraut-rocking journey into the heart of a beautiful, dark cosmos.”

Seattle Weekly

“If you’re into experimental, heavy music, you’ve got no excuse to not own this record.”

Hammer Smashed Sound

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[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.)


Review of INTEGRATRON from VICE Italy

“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.”

-Hammer Smashed Sound

“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.”

-Foxy Digitalis

“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.”

Sound Colour Vibration




[TLO08] Debut full-length from Seattle heavy psych drifters. Dramatic, Morricone-tinged vistas, recorded by Jackson Long.

Edition of 100 cassettes with download card.


Scriptures – “Blood and Sand”


Scriptures feels like a 40-year trek through the desert (in a good way): parched, wandering instrumental rock, with guitar slides that sound like hawks diving.” – Seattle Weekly

“This tape is fraught with dramatics and gripping climaxes.  From track to track, you’ll feel yourself beaten and bloodied by its unrelenting crescendos and heavy emotiveness…It is an amazing journey…” – Foxy Digitalis

Geist & the Sacred Ensemble – In Search of Fabled Lands

[TLO07] Debut full-length from Seattle dark folk shamans Geist & the Sacred Ensemble.  Recorded by Bobby Wane, mastered by Mell Dettmer.

Edition of 100 cassettes with download card.



“This Seattle trio is creating dark, sinister, trembling earth ballads that have echoes of country evenings and haunted memories. Almost reminiscent of the earliest, best freak folk sounds of bands like Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice, they would sound right at home on an Arthur comp in 2004 or around a Southwestern campfire in 1921.”

– Ari Spool, Impose Magazine

“…a snakey, earthy brand of mind food, best experienced after midnight in nature.”

– Dave Segal, The Stranger’s Line Out

“As a largely acoustic musical meditation on death and rebirth (various deaths and various rebirths, real and imagined, physical and psychological, to these ears), In Search of Fabled Lands resists easy categorization, at once skyward-gazing and planted firmly six feet underground. It’s an album that rewards the patient listener…”

Revolt of the Apes