Mystic Seers is a Pop/Rock, avant-garde musical project fronted by the Pittsburgh, PA based Producer & multi-instrumentalist Derek White. The single “Keep It Steady” has been released while their 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.
A video about the making of “Keep It Steady” has been released, courtesy of Derek White and Monophonic Studios:
Of the new single, White says: “Keep it Steady” is a song with elements of hypnotic 60’s psychedelia, looped bass & free jazz, fueled with a mesmeric gallop of analog drum machines. The song expresses the joys & freedom of rock n’ roll.”
White spent over five years writing, recording, and refining the work on the new album from various home studios and workspaces in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. An outgrowth of diverse influences, Mystic Seers music weaves 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.
White comments on the attention to detail on the album:
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.