Minds Through Space And Time

by VALIS

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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.

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released April 26, 2013

credits
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

Tracks:
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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