Mystic Seers’ Derek White shares his appreciation of music with a fusion of sounds that embark on a new terrain of futuristic – rock n’ roll & avant-garde-dance music. The upcoming debut self-titled album was written, recorded & produced by White.
White spent over half a decade writing, recording, and meticulously refining the work from various home studios and workspaces in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
An outgrowth of his diverse influences, Mystic Seers sees White’s memorable songwriting weaving in and out of a wall of atmospheric psychedelia, with recurring elements of early ’70s progressive rock, ’60s symphonic pop, and hints of free jazz.
Of the ambitious nature of the project, and attention to detail that is so evident throughout, White says: “I had quite a few of the song ideas written early on, but I really wanted to make an ‘album album.’ I was determined to get it right and make it cohesive from start to finish, and get it into a form where I personally loved the whole thing and felt like it was something I would be able to stand by forever. That ended up being a hell of a lot more work than I anticipated, but I finally got there, and I’m glad I stayed true to that.”
The full-length self-titled debut album is available now on vinyl and will be released as a double LP in April 2022 via Ring Records. The record was recorded & produced by Derek White, co-produced by Adam Fischman, and mastered by Brian Zieske of Off-Axis Mastering & Bob Weston (Nirvana-In Utero) @ Chicago Mastering Service.
Stream the new single “You Caught Me Lyin'” (featuring David Bubenheim from Pet Clinic) here:
Self-titled album available on vinyl:
Black Magic/Smokey Purple Haze
Double 12″ Vinyl
Digital release coming in April.
Stream a video on the making of the previous Mystic Seers single “Keep It Steady” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZ8sEua350
Video courtesy of Derek White and Monophobic Studios.