What is the Liverpool sound nowadays ? Because of the blending of cultures, the new sounds, such as with the subject of today’s Jukebox is one with many variations and is very experimental…
Venusian are a Liverpool based modern trip-hop duo. Yashashwi Sharma and John Pearson have performed in the UK and India, with their music appearing in independent movies in London and commercials on international TV. Comprising of gloomy downtempo beats with keyboards and powerful, evocative vocals, to date, Venusian have released three albums: Patterns in the Ivy (2012), The Flight of the Flamingo OST (2013) and Wolf Track Mountain (2014).
“A touch of the avant garde offset with a gloom bordering on unsettling – a little like a Tarantino movie soundtracked by Bjork. . . in a state of raw, yet mailable, beauty”
~Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo
Venusian are being featured here on ScouseVeg not just because they are from Liverpool, but also because the band members, John and Yashashwi are both vegan. They believe in animal rights and this is reflected in their music:
Their music is haunting and transcendent. It will drag you in.
I spent a good few hours going through their YouTube channel.
Here are a few releases to give you an idea of their sound.
– Kepler वेनुशन – केप्लर
You get the Bjork thing the Echo reviewer was saying above. Very unsettling and dark. I love it.
– Minutes too late:
They have some more new music coming soon.