8:00pm Thursday, July 18
Chop Suey Presents: Master Musicians Of Bukkake & Midday Veil (LP Release Party)
With Special Guest
MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE // MIDDAY VEIL (RECORD RELEASE)
Midday Veil combines haunting, dramatic vocals and kosmische synth work with Middle Eastern-influenced guitar tones and driving, hypnotic rock grooves.
Eyes All Around, Midday Veil’s 2010 debut LP on Translinguistic Other, garnered praise from a number of tastemaking blogs, however it is the band’s ecstatic improvised cassette releases Subterranean Ritual II (2011) and INTEGRATRON (2012) that have created the biggest ripples in the experimental underground. The latter—recorded in a geodesic dome built with “extraterrestrial guidance” on a magnetic vortex in the Mojave desert—inspired one reviewer for VICE Italy to speculate as to whether the band was actually a psychedelic sex cult, and another writer for UK’s Classic Rock Magazine to describe Midday Veil as “mood music for terminal weirdos,” nevertheless listing INTEGRATRON among his favorite releases of the year.
A strong live act, Midday Veil has toured the Western US regularly since 2009, notably opening for krautrock legends Faust on a Northwest mini tour in 2012 and performing at Austin Psych Fest’s Levitation in 2012. The band recently completed its first full US tour in March/April 2013, with stops at SXSW, 35 Denton Festival and LA Psych Fest.
A new album THE CURRENT has been recorded with producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room) with a release scheduled for Summer 2013 on Translinguistic Other.
Master Musicians of Bukkake are a group performing collective ceremonial music, far removed from category and pushing well beyond the “outsider” fashions of those willing to settle for less.
Master Musicians of Bukkake began in the fertile music scene of the Pacific Northwest in 2003. Originally founded as a collective of musicians from the overflowing community in Seattle featuring members of Earth, Burning Witch, Grails, The AccÜsed, and Asva. Their 2009 album, Totem One (Conspiracy Records) was the band’s first record as part of a Northwest trilogy, marking an evolution from their first record Visible Sign of the Invisible Order (Abduction Records, 2005). Master Musicians of Bukkake has now solidified into a seven-piece cosmic psyche force.
Like a reverse dark side of the New Age sound, on the Totem series Master Musicians of Bukkake perform ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches, relying on the electric power of psyched guitars, analog synth chants, and exotic heavy percussion. Totem One echos with the delusions of a West Coast death cult.