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Seattle band Midday Veil, the core of which is vocalist and guitarist Emily Pothast and master synthesizer musician David Golightly, have happily bear-hugged with producer Mell Dettmer (whose CV includes Sunn 0))), Jesse Sykes, and Kinski) for their widescreen and elastic debut, Eyes All Around. This three-way marriage of heavenly voice, humming drone, and wizardly recording makes the full-length a spacious but stunning, sensual yet cerebral, mutation of song and space.
Created out of her struggle in coming to terms with the car-crash deaths of her parents a few years ago, Pothast carefully put the elements of Midday Veil together with Stockhausen-taught programmer and analog synth obsessive Golightly. As a form of meditation and a manual on a way to continue keeping on, you can hear this ontological battle in the clarity of the vocalized tracks ("Anthem," "Divide By Zero"), but also in the mindful instrumentation throughout.