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Midday Veil — The Current
(TLO13-LP, 2013, LP)

by Jon Davis, Published 2014-03-12

The Current Cover artI always find it interesting to discover a band that arrives at a kind of progressive or experimental music from outside the community of what normally gets covered on this site. Midday Veil is a case in point. Their music has elements of classic 70s Tangerine Dream, the ethereal sounds of Dead Can Dance and Sky Cries Mary, and some old-school electronic music, as well as tinges of space rock along the lines of Steve Hillage or Hidria Spacefolk, but they've come up more through the indie scene than through prog channels, playing SXSW and getting reviewed in places that generally avoid experimental music like the plague. But in this case, the quality of the music negates any questionable credentials. The Current is mainly about spaced-out synthesizers of all varieties, from modular to modern, with drums and bass supplying rhythmic energy, guitar present but mostly in a supporting role, and Emily Pothast's dreamy voice floating over it all. This is psychedelic trance music from deep space, and fans of Radio Massacre International (especially their more rock-oriented side), Azigza, and the bands previously mentioned would do well to give it a try.

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