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Midday Veil – “Current, The” – [Translinguistic Other]

Naysayer   5/1/2013   A Library, CD

Midday Veil is doing a lot of different stuff to alter your mind: somewhat “spiritual” lyrics of a pseudo pagan nature, heavy synthesizer ramblings (kosmische style), psychedelic guitar journeys, extended wordless chanting-like experiences, ambience, atmosphere. This is a “Seattle multimedia ensemble” which probably need to be seen as much as heard. I call it goth-psych. Singer Emily Pothast’s intriguing vocals pull the listener into this kind of other world where kind of ritualistic actions provoke kind of spiritual interactions with some sort of otherworldly beings. It’s all a little too much and extremely sincere but actually quite seductive. The songs do weave through their styles, each song slightly different from the others, some more goth influenced, others definitely psychedelic in nature, all quite smooth. It’s easy to get lost in the visuals of your mind that the sounds take you on which is the point…. I think.

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