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The Veils | …And Out Of The Void Came Love (2023)


Breaking a 7-year hiatus, The Veils make a striking return with the release of ‘And Out of the Void Comes Love.’ Recorded in New Zealand, the double album is the result of a tumultuous period of injury, isolation, and new life. Andrews crafted the music slowly and deliberately, playing the left and right hands’ piano parts separately to construct the album around his injury and evoke his emotion through every chord. It is an album intended to be listened to in two sittings with a short break in the middle, or as Andrews instructs: “Make a coffee or smoke a cigarette – but don’t mow the lawn or go to the movies or something, that takes too long.”
Composer Victoria Kelly’s soaring string arrangements play an integral role in bringing the songs to life, as do musicians Cass Basil (bass), Dan Raishbrook (lap steel, guitar), Liam Gerrard (piano), Joseph McCallum (drums) the NZTrio and special guests the Smoke Fairies on backing vocals. Ba Da Bing!

The Veils: …And Out Of The Void Came Love

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The first record by The Veils in seven years is their most sophisticated and accomplished – an ornately arranged journey from dark to light, with murder ballads lighting the way.
It’s been seven strange years since The Veils’ last studio album Total Depravity, and Finn Andrews has a new double LP to show for it. …And Out Of The Void Came Love is the result of this tumultuous period of injury, isolation and new life…
“Time is a tempest tearing you apart
Time has a well-known distrust of the heart.”
Following the release of Total Depravity, Andrews released a solo album and began a worldwide tour. One night, while lashing out at a particularly intense moment on piano, he broke his wrist on stage. “It sounds wild and Jerry Lee Lewis-esque, but it was an absolute fucking nightmare,” Andrews says. He played on and finished the rest of the tour, but it wasn’t until he got it examined much later that he realized what a bad move that was. “The scaphoid bone in my wrist had died, which I didn’t know was possible. My sister said that at least it was a really ‘on brand’ injury for me.”

Finn’s convalescence meant a lengthy hiatus from touring, so he did what he does best and stayed at home and wrote songs. “I was in a cast and couldn’t use my right hand. I sang the melody lines, then recorded the right hand piano part, then the left hand part. It might have been an interesting, avant-garde process if it wasn’t also just profoundly annoying.”
“I speak to the darkness and I vent to the void
I fill in the sad bits with the parts I enjoyed”
Just when his hand had healed sufficiently for him to play again, The Veils found themselves in need of a new record label but Finn set about starting to make a new record regardless. Producer Tom Healy invited Finn to his small studio underneath the old Crystal Palace ballroom in Mount Eden, and they listened through the legions of songs he had amassed throughout the previous year… Ba Da Bing!

  • Time (5:49)
  • No Limit of Stars (3:30)
  • Undertow (4:55)
  • Bullfighter (Hand of God) (3:36)
  • The World Of Invisible Things (4:27)
  • Epoch (2:32)
  • Diamonds And Coal (4:18)
  • Rings Of Saturn (3:54)
  • Made From Love With Far To Go (3:46)
  • The Pearl (4:21)
  • Someday My Love Will Come (3:21)
  • The Day I Meet My Murderer (2:33)
  • Between The Ocean And The Storm (2:41)
  • I’ve Been Waiting (3:11)
  • Cradle Song (3:40)

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.92 x 5.51 x 0.39 inches; 1.06 Ounces
Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Ba Da Bing
Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2023
Label ‏ : ‎ Ba Da Bing
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1

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