VBIV is the project of producer/guitarist Victor Buell IV of Milwaukee, WI. On his debut EP Control, he weaves hypnotic guitars and hazy synth pads with drum machine classics and sun-damaged vocals to create deeply textured, slow-rolling compositions. There is nothing cut-and-dry about Control. Warm acoustics and tasteful reverb evolve in dark pools of digital soup. The result is fully formed; yet not fully aware. It makes you wonder if he was still half asleep or lost in nostalgic melancholy during the writing process. For the last five years, Vic has toured the Midwest with the psych-rock band Calliope while dabbling in recording experiments on the side. In late 2014 he began the electronic meddling that would become Control.