Vieon is the electronic musical project of Matt Wild, based in Coventry, UK. Expanding to a live three-piece including recently hired sound engineer Stephen Dorphin and VJ Adrian Brian Thompson, their sound is inspired heavily by the 70s and 80s European art electronica pioneers (Jarre, Moroder, Kraftwerk), combined with the more recent influences of contemporary synthpop artists (Daft Punk, Royksopp, Justice) as well as infusing aspects of dance, post-rock and ambient music.
Signed to Manchester label AnalogueTrash in 2014, Vieon’s first release came immediately with the lauded 9-track album The Sound of the Future, spanning genres as diverse as synthpop, drum and bass and sample-driven ambient house. Follow-up concept album Fly By Light dropped in early 2016, dealing with themes of exploration, loss and opportunity; an immediate hit with critics including Louder Than War who described it as “a trip you certainly won’t regret taking… powerful music opening up new mind space”.
Vieon have raised their profile dramatically over the last couple of years with a series of engaging audio-visual shows famed for their ambitious scope, including banks of synthesizers, theremin, keytar, live-produced projections and synchronised light display. 2018 saw Vieon not only embark on their most intense set of live dates yet, including their first ever UK tour (appropriately named Ohm From Ohm) and a return to playing in Europe, but also the public release of Live in Manchester, remix album Lost Worlds and (most recently) a new high-concept EP built around their radical reworking of Jean Michel Jarre’s lost classic ‘Music for Supermarkets’.
For Foundations 2019 Vieon will be presenting their latest audio-visual experience entitled Europa.
Vieon Present: Europa will take place on the Screentest stage at 6pm prompt on the Friday night of Foundations 2019