Derby dark psyche band Diseases Of Venus has released a new track – Our Lady Of The Meadows – recorded at Dubrek Studios.
The track is the first since the release of 2016 debut album Psychospiritual Guitar Loops which we described as, “an unassuming gem within its genre, perhaps too easy to pass by and in doing so we miss the thrill of a discovered secret. Experimental, psychedelic of sound, awash with gently layered rhythms and fuzzed sounds”.
Our Lady Of The Meadows builds on that experimental psych sound with influences from Spiritualized to Stone Roses (at their backmasking b-side best) shimmering through the dark layers. The track brings out the darker side of the sound, much of the album is tranquil bordering on ambience, but here it’s garage rock infused drone full of brooding energy.
While the tempo remains constant throughout the track the rhythm changes and the sense that there is something powerful being held just under the surface of the track pervades. That surface ripples with fuzzed guitar and vocals full of reverse echo, a chiming resonance and a subtle build before the sound disperses, floating away, smoke through clasping fingers.
Our Lady Of The Meadows by Diseases Of Venus is out now on Bandcamp. Read our review of Diseases Of Venus debut album here. There’s no local gigs announced at the moment with the next live date on Friday 12 January in Lincoln playing Weird Garden at Decimal Place with Sandril and Duncan Chapman.
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