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Midday Veil - The Current CD (album) cover

THE CURRENT

Midday Veil

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.00 | 6 ratings

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4 stars Some fascination hooked me immediately, I must admit, but it took a long road to come across in the end. I generally need time to breathe in music, which - depending on my current mood - often enough sounds different. So 'The Current' did not take me by storm so to say, maybe due to an attitude which is not very accessible ... at a first glance. The band is headed by two keyboarders, namely Emily Pothast and David Golightly. As for that it's not a surprise really when synths respectively electronics are dominating the production.

The opening tile track shows a lot about the album's characteristics, I mean the hypnotic looping flow for example, which is resembling a proper krautrock appeal all the way through. With the next (nearly) instrumental Choreia the album turns away from a rocking behaviour into a strong cinematic direction due to dramatically arranged synths/electronics. Dark and sentimental - the mesmerising Remember Child sounds like adapted from a traditional Irish Folk song somehow. Don't listen to this when you're in a bad temper, this may suck you down!

Sun Stone then is a fine spacey intermezzo leading over into the longest track Great Cold Of The Night - this one appears in a psychedelic rock outfit again, featuring some prominent guitar work this time. I would describe Emily's vocals as a blend of a Kate Bush and Rose Kemp approach. Worth it to explore - the album definitely brings something new to the table. 'The Current' is a fascinating affair in its own way. That means the MIDDAY VEIL line-up provides an absolutely unique output - consequently I have problems to name any band or artist for a proper comparisn.

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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