Monday, September 26, 2011

Midday Veil-Subterranean Ritual II, TLO 05, cassette

Disaster Amnesiac was stoked at the possibility of seeing Midday Veil play live in San Francisco last month, but, sadly, a nasty little stomach flu precluded that trip.
I have been tripping on their great cassette release, Subterranean Ritual II, though, which I purchased in advance of the show that I was not able to attend. It's a great slab of current psych/freak Rock, bubbling along at a stoned, immaculate pace, with great, tom tom centered drumming by Chris Pollina, and post-Yma wordless vocalizing by Emily Pothast. Baritone guitarist Timm Mason adds color and space to the Ritual's psychedelic mix, and David Golightly's synth washes and gurgles spice the sound with elements of Kraut-ey curries. The first track, Moon Temple, gets a bit wiggier, while its opposite side track, Naxos, stays cool and austere throughout.
One could definitely  use this tape for their actual psychedelic rituals, whether played out in consensus reality or just within the private spaces of the mind.

3 comments:

Pig State Recon said...

Awesome stuff! The restraint they exhibit is especially powerful. Me I'm always on the lookout for potential soundtracks to my next 12-hour trip, imagined or otherwise. I'm going to have to investigate deeper.

Disaster Amnesiac said...

They control their trippin' for sure. I especially love the drummer's playing. Hope they come back to SF soon!

Translinguistic Other said...

Hey Mark, thanks for the post! Just wanted to let you know that after nearly a full year of editing, we finally finished a full-length video for Moon Temple, the side-A track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkHV2Cl3yzk