Maenad Veyl is the latest incarnation of Milan-native Thomas Feriero: an electronic music producer and sound engineer steeped in the connections between techno, industrial and ambient.
Venturing into productions in his early 20s, Feriero first appeared as Avatism and CW/A on labels like Nonplus, Decca, R&S and Parachute. In 2015, CW/A’s self-released ‘Words Unspoken, Acts Undone’ was praised by TRAX Magazine as one of the best electronic albums of 2015, its tracks often featured in Aphex Twin’s DJ sets.
At the beginning of 2018, the producer returned with a triad of new projects: Maenad Veyl, The Sarcasm Ensemble and Veyl, an imprint he founded alongside Alex Knoblauch (DFA, Mute, Vakant) as a home for his other endeavours.
His debut as Maenad Veyl released in January on Broken English Club’s Death & Leisure was lauded by Peder Mannerfelt, Ron Morelli, Orphx and Tzusing amongst others. ‘Somehow, Somewhere They Had Heard This Before’ on Rotterdam-based Pinkman hit the stores later that month, eventually starring in NPR’s Best Music of 2018 list. ’The Acceptance ov Not Knowing’ and ’Not What You See, Not What You Feel’ kickstarted Veyl in March, “blurring the lines between electro, techno and industrial” (Brian Kolada, Resident Advisor) before the label expanded its roster with music by Terence Fixmer, Alexey Volkov, December, Years of Denial, VTSS, DJ Loser and many more.
In 2019, he released ‘Body Count’ to critical acclaim. Described as “a masterful update on the classic sound of late ‘80s industrial music” by J. Edward Keyes, it featured on Bandcamp’s Essential Releases catalogue and was spoken highly of by outlets like TRAX, DJMag, Tsugi, XLR8R, Inverted Audio and Bleep.
‘Onto Duat’, a collection of dancefloor-oriented liveset extracts, is set to follow later in 2019 via UAE-based label Bedouin.
Feriero has performed live in more than 100 different cities over six continents, lending his brand of delapitated electronics to clubs like Berghain, Tresor, Fabric, Concrete and festivals including Sònar, Audioriver and EXIT.