Veil Of Light - Front Teeth

The Swiss Zürich-based act comes back with their third full-length recording.

Not even one year after their latest Ursprung LP, Veil Of Light give us ten new songs that mark quite a change of direction. The black&white artwork of their previous releases is gone to give space to one bold, full-colour look. The guitar-driven shoegaze-oriented fuzzy sounds of past records make way for a new focus on the Electronic, Industrial Synth, EBM-Wave spectrum.

Check out the opener Your Love with its throbbing synths and mechanical drumming, or the pressing minimal-wave of Soul In Ethanol; again, Sturm Und Drang’s pounding industrial dance and Body To The Ceiling’s doom electronics.

A new wave of New Wave is here and Veil Of Light are showing the way.

LP / CD / Digital Album

Posted on April 28th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Veil Of Light - Ursprung Remixed

Here’s 4 tracks from the Veil Of Light’s Ursprung LP remixed by S S S S, Phase Fatale, Blush Response and Codex Empire.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on March 5th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Veil Of Light - Ursprung

Here’s the 7th release from Veil Of Light, a wave / synth / post-punk / industrial project based in Zurich, Switzerland.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 under Releases, ,

Veil of Light - Talisman

Created by M as a side-project and one-man-band, Zurich (Switzerland) based Cold Wave/Post-Punk outfit Veil Of Light emerged in late 2012. With Veil Of Light, floating layers of synth, reverb drenched guitars, shattering rhythms and gloomy vocals come together to create haunting songs of light in darkness.

Written, performed and recorded all alone in a bunker at the border of Zurich, the debut EP »Veil Of Light« was released by Swedish industrial wave label BELÄTEN in May 2013.The tape was characterized as »six songs of ice cold gothgaze splendor« and it sold out in less than two months. The follow-up »Cold Skin« was released in late November by Swiss label EDITION GRIS in form of a 7″ single containing two songs, combined with two digital bonus tracks. With »Cold Skin«, M delves more and more into the abysses of melancholia.

In November 2014 Veil Of Lights full length debut LP Ξ was released by BELÄTEN. Due to overwhelming critics and after different gig offers, the one-man-band evolved into a two-piece outfit in order to play live. Veil Of Light has played headlining tours in Italy in 2014 and Skandinavia in 2015 as well as many Club shows in Switzerland, Germany, Holland etc. and Festivals like Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig (WGT), Incubate Festival Tilburg etc., sharing the stage with bands like The Soft Moon, Zola Jesus, Christian Death, Lebanon Hanover, Dark Horses,Trepaneringsritualen, King Dude…

Listen and order here.

Posted on October 28th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Veil of Light - Head-​Blood-​Chest

Veil of Light is back with his first release since the majestically morose Ξ album of last year (now sold out). The new 12″ EP contains a quartet of songs that capture the artist’s signature air of serene and complex industrial melancholy, yet widens the spectrum to include glimpses of, dare I say, joy and hope. All the more powerful, then, the main theme of dead serious exploration of the emotional torso, its appendages and circulatory system. The title, Head/Blood/Chest, inevitably brings to mind the seminal Throbbing Gristle album Journey Through a Body. But the kinship ends there. This is no experimental 1/2-inch tape cacophony. This is beautiful and evocative music, redolent with wonder. The bleak, yet confident, tone echoes like the early literary works of James Graham Ballard, particularly The Drowned World (1963). The ever-heating climate is going to sizzle the poles and submerge all major cities on Earth. We will return to the humid, reptilian lagoon from out of which we once evolved. As with Ballard, the lasting impression from Head/Blood/Chest is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, this is a good thing. A long overdue return to our archaeopsychic past.

Head/Blood/Chest is a journey through an emotional as well as visceral landscape, that arrives at the conclusion that the two seemingly dualistic properties are, perhaps, made of the same basic stuff. A hauntingly atmospheric and heart-swelling dreamscape, magnetically etched into twelve inches of black vinyl.

Listen and order here.

Posted on May 25th, 2015 under Releases, ,