Torpor Vigil Industries was founded in 1991 by Steve Venright. Initially established to produce original fine art prints and clothing, TVI soon diversified, materializing variously over the years as an organizer of literary salons, a purveyor of neurotechnology, an instigator of outlandish social manouevres, and—in the form of its popular Hallucinatorium—a psychedelic sideshow. Its most prominent and lasting manifestation came in 2000 with the inauguration of its record label division, which subsequently released acclaimed albums by singer-composer Samuel Andreyev and prodigious sleeptalker Dion McGregor. Following a hiatus of several years, the audio department of Torpor Vigil Industries was resurrected in 2012 as Torpor Vigil Records.

To explore some of TVI’s enterprises and endeavours between the years 1991 and 2005 (with a 2007 update), please follow the link below.