Screen Vinyl Image blend electronica and psychedelia creating intense sonic soundscapes. Swarming with heavy samples, Blade Runner era synths, and echoed guitars and vocals, the music here is ever expanding atop an array of beats ranging from the darkest moments of Suicide & The Jesus and Mary Chain to the deep grooves of early Hank Shocklee productions, dub, and Can era kraut.
Peeling back the surface of layers reveals influences in horror/sci fi cinema, early house, italo and techno sounds, and classic john carpenter epics.
SVI has played with Ceremony., Ulrich Schnauss, Auburn Lull, Spectrum, The December Sound, A Place To Bury Strangers, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and actively play shows year round. Their live show has been compared by many to Suicide and My Bloody Valentine and their DIY visuals combined with over 3,000 watts of strobes take their audience into a trip of sensory overdrive.
Screen Vinyl Image features ex-members of the Washington DC shoegaze outfit Alcian Blue who have also played in and with Ceremony. and Skywave. (Also mastered the “Disappear” record by Ceremony) They have released records through safranin sound, custom made music and fan death records. (Safranin Sound) is also home to Alcian Blue, The Antiques, Ceremony, Safeashome, Vacuole Eyes, The Vandelles, and The Vera Violets.