Born in Soviet, raised in English boarding school, lived with elks in the north of Canada, then foreign legion, NASA space program, radio-operator during the cold war, elite gymnastics, learn to play guitar, classical piano, MK-ultra, fencing, pimp-daddy in the USA, studied with Schönberg, member of Scientology, Kabbalah with Madonna, teacher of martial arts, kicked out of Surrealist movement, massage-institute, king of Egypt and now THIS…
VED started as a solo-project by Mattias Nihlén taking inspiration from filmmusic, progressive rock, early electronic music and folkmusic. From a more drone-based ambient, the music has developed into a rythmic machinery with elements of horror movie soundtracks, surf-rock and found cassettes. VED is now also a fully developed liveband delivering hypnotic instrumental rockmusic.
Mattias Nihlén - Electric guitar, Bouzouki and almost never Flute
Adam Vilgot Persson - Electric guitar, clarinet, samples and broken KORG synth
Martin Holm - Bass guitar and sunglasses
David Hagberg - Drums with additional tingeltangel
Mattias Almlund - Organ, zither, samples and white noise