Minds Through Space And Time


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therockthrone Valis are a superband for me, the presence of the superb musician Van Conner of Screaming Trees is one more reason to hear them!
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Brian Todd@www.Lummoxi.com Seattle WA. psychedelic grunge band, Screaming Trees were on their last legs when their album, "Dust" was released in 1996. Two years later, Van Conner would form Valis with his brother Pat Conner.

Valis have been creating some of the best spacy psychedelic music you will ever hear. On their album, "Minds Through Space And Time", Valis prove themselves to be in fine form, and this is their best effort to date.

Valis are recommended to both heavy psych & stoner fans alike!

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Daniel Two Conner brothers, a third one playing 1 song, produced by Jack Endino, fantastic songwriting and musicianship: all is right about this great album!
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Lee Love the Bass work on this song...Slaves of the Gods!
I love Silent Divinity too, love Van's deep sexy voice on this one. Favorite track: Slaves of the Gods.
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Delight Me 04:09
Blue April 05:04


Rock-trio VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System) are releasing their newest record, Minds Through Space and Time, the band’s fourth full-length album and first since 2009’s Dark Matter, will be available at all online digital outlets, with release on CD on November 1st and on 180 gram colored vinyl in December. The album was produced by Jack Endino (Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and Nirvana). Videos for songs “Silent Divinity” and “Space Station” can be viewed on our youtube page at www.youtube.com/user/VANVALIS?feature=watch

Minds Through Space and Time is being released through Strange Earth Records, a new label launched by Van Conner that is partnered with the American wing of Germany’s Finetunes Digital Media Services. Van’s new venture seeks to fill a gap in the Northwest Music Scene with the new label serving as a hub for independent bands that have dedicated their lives to making great music. New music as well as tunes from Van’s vast archives of tunes that he and his friends have recorded over the years that never saw the light of day or have never been released online will be featured.

The Pacific-Northwest band is currently made up of former Screaming Trees band members Van Conner (bass, vocals) and his brother Patrick Conner (guitar, vocals), with Matt Vandenberghe (drums) rounding out these two original members. Formed in the basement of Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters back in 1996, VALIS began as a casual side project for both Conner and Peters along with Van’s brother Patrick (Kitty Kitty) and Kurt Danielson (TAD). In 1996, VALIS released their first record, a split release with Kitty Kitty on Frank Kozik’s Mans Ruin label followed by releases for the European label Lunasound, and Detroit’s Small Stone.

Van switched back to his native bass after Adrian left the band. On Minds Through Space and Time, Van and Patrick share the vocal duties, and Matt lays down the heavy groove.


released April 26, 2013

released 26 April 2013

Van Conner – Bass, Vocals
Patrick Conner – Guitar, Vocals
Matt Vandenberghe – Drums

Produced by Jack Endino
Recorded at Soundhouse Recording Studios, Seattle Washington USA

All Songs By VALIS
Songs Published By: Solomon Grundy Music BMI
Cover Art by: Bruce Pennington
Design: Van Conner
Back Cover Photo: Lydia Conner

1. Universe Inside My Mind
2. Silent Divinity
3. Slaves of the Gods
4. Delight Me
5. Space Station
6. Secret Ascension
7. Evil Possessor
8. Tortured Times
9. Blue April

Special Guests:
Andrew Davenhall – Various Keys on Silent Divinity, Delight Me, Space Station, Secret Ascension, Tortured Times and Blue April
Steve Fisk – Melotron and various keys on Evil Possessor
Ben “Chovie D” Jones – Slide Guitar on Secret Ascension
Gary Lee Conner – Space Guitar on Tortured Times
Harrison Conner – French Horn on Slaves of the Gods

Catalog Number: SER104


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VALIS Seattle, Washington

Mythical creatures are not the only things lurking in the mossy forests of the Pacific Northwest. For many years Van Conner, his brother Patrick and their friend Matt Vandenberghe have been quietly crafting a musical work entitled “Minds Through Space and Time”. ... more

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