Venus Rising – ‘Happy Daze’   26 comments

Introducing ‘Happy Daze’, Venus Rising’s latest album, containing the acclaimed singles ‘Lazy Daze’, ‘Woodlight’ and ‘Waterfall’.

Lazy Daze – Upbeat, jolly acoustic intro you’ll remember instantly, if you’ve heard it before. Sheena’s gentle, happy lilting vocals are perfectly suited to the light-hearted folk rock style, as is her brief tinkling laugh in the closing section, well matched with the light tambourine ending, providing a blissful, short lived respite from the cares of the world.

RBE – An even gentler intro, with a refreshing energy about it. Flowing effortlessly, like a warm summer breeze through your mind. Some nice melodic riffs, rockily blitzing their way through the track, assisted by one of those instantly catchy choruses you find yourself being swept away by. A feel good track, if ever there was one.

Rainbow Child – Opening with a jazzy uplifting riff, always boding well. A very meaningful sense to the lyrics, capably reinforced by Sheena’s happily, energised vocals. Instant catch again. Ideal for all fey enthusiasts and though it’s very short, there’s a clear power about it, both focused and fun.

Little Girl Blue – Down-tuning slightly now, but just as uplifting. Again, there’s an emphatic message in the music and it’s delivered so gently, yet with so much strength, at the same time. Another brief, but no less profound and purposeful song.

She And He – Taking things back up again here, for a faster paced, beautifully melodic track, filled with colourful visual imagery. This one does seem to end a bit too soon, but that’s it’s only disappointment. Otherwise, it’s light, summery and cheerful.

Unity – Liking that bluesy intro riff and vocal! Bringing in a new perspective, it’s a creative attention draw and it works. Those riffs really come to life, as they rock it up and slide their way into your soul, showing what they’re made of. Stand-out track and in fact, there’s such a deep blues impression to this, that you’d expect to hear it in a trad blues club. A wildcard of jazzed up versatility.

Synchronicity – Slowing things down, just a notch now, before fluidly moving into a freer essence of folky feeling, with more catchy riffs and complete connected flow. Dreamy, pleasant and naturally whimsical.

Fire In Your Eyes – Oh, now if you listen carefully, you can hear an acoustic version of Led Zep’s ‘Your Time Is Gonna Come’ introing this and that’s a very fine way to open. Continuing with such gorgeous riffage, you’ll feel it very deeply. Such a soulful song, the sound justifies the title well.

My Muse And I – Zippy, tight riff intro now, injecting plenty more colour and passion, it’s simply unmissable. Great rapid pace and Sheena never misses a beat. Total cohesion and connection again, in that same audio-visual way, carrying uplift factor, in a big way. Well titled.

In Love’s Name – More bluesy feel, tinged with moving emphasis, in a very real sense. In a very V.R. way, you hear that olde worlde charm in it, which this world could use more of. Pleasant melody and audible escapism.

Woodlight – Warm, welcoming intro, so soothing to the soul. Catchy in that most therapeutic sense, just filling your aura with homely comfort. Those who’ve heard the single previously will remember and have retained that glorious catharsis with which it fills you, along with the visual sense of transportation to a camp site, by firelight, complete with folky sing-alongs and friendship forged in fey-like forests.

Waterfall – Opening with watery sounds and sensations and a beautifully sinister tone, imbued with meaning and truth. A very deeply visual song, exploring the water theme, to the end. Very well placed closer, ending with a magical sounding tinkling trickle of water, cascading gently, down a Fountain and leaving the rest to your imagination.

Overall – A lovingly produced and stunningly atmospheric album, laced throughout, with perfected simplicity. Its strength lies in its purity and natural elements, combining, to create such dreamlike accessible soundscapes, proving that V.R. create their music from a place of truth, love and sincerity. Reflecting a better, more complete and melodic version of guided imagery, for alt rock lovers, ‘H.D’. Is like coming home.

8/10 ********

For fans of Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Fleetwood Mac, fey, folk and alt rock.

http://www.venusrising.uk

http://www.facebook.com/venusrisinginfo

http://www.soundcloud.com/venusrisinginfo

http://www.twitter.com/venusrisinginfo

http://www.youtube.com/user/sheenabratt

Posted May 11, 2017 by jennytate in Uncategorized

26 responses to “Venus Rising – ‘Happy Daze’

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Pingback: Homepage

  2. Pingback: alternativeagenasia88

  3. Pingback: Bdsm chat

  4. Pingback: Klinik gigi jakarta selatan

  5. Pingback: iraqi geometr4y

  6. Pingback: digital photography

  7. Pingback: Paintless dent Repair Training

  8. Pingback: informatica

  9. Pingback: freelance developer

  10. Pingback: house for sale

  11. Pingback: warehouse for sale doral

  12. Pingback: Venus Rising

  13. Just desire to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your put up is simply great and that i could suppose you’re knowledgeable in this subject. Well with your permission let me to take hold of your RSS feed to keep up to date with impending post. Thanks 1,000,000 and please continue the gratifying work.

  14. I think this is among the most important info for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The web site style is ideal, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

  15. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A few of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

    • I have to use the same browser constantly, i.e. Internet Explorer, as it’s the only one compatible with my special software, which is necessary for me to function on a computer. So as long as I use that, it’s fine. I have had issues, when trying to use other browsers in the past, which is something that continues, so I’ve simply learnt from that to stick to I.E. I would recommend trying some different browsers and seeing what works best for you. Other than that, it can depend on the age of your computer and whether or not you have the latest versions of your browsers installed. However, some of the newer versions can actually still cause difficulties with special software, so it just depends what you need personally. Experiment a bit and see what’s best for your own systems.

  16. It’s not my first time to pay a visit this website, i am visiting this web site dailly and obtain pleasant
    information from here daily.

  17. Pingback: Venus Rising

  18. Pingback: Venus Rising

  19. Hi,

    My sincere apology as I know you probably don’t like me to contact you via your website here, but it’s all about jennytate.wordpress.com.

    We have prepared something specifically for your site – jennytate.wordpress.com, showing you how you can turn this site into an automated online sales/leads generating machine for your business like no tomorrow…

    Check it out here – http://www.zennetsecrets.com/cf1/?domain=jennytate.wordpress.com

    Regards,
    Steven Tan
    Founder
    ZENnet Secrets

    • Hi Steven,

      Firstly, I don’t mind people contacting me here. That’s why this area of the site is here.

      Secondly, whilst I don’t wish to sound ungrateful, I didn’t ask you to do this and as this is not a business, but a freelance voluntary activity, when my health allows, I have no wish to turn it into an automated online sales/leads generating machine. That is not why I do this and it is not what I’m about.

      Whilst your motives may have been good, I can’t say I’m at all comfortable with anything being done, concerning me, without my consent or knowledge. In fact, it makes me deeply uncomfortable. Given my personal situation, just having that setup present on the net could place me in a very precarious position. I really do not need the associated stress. Please remove it immediately.

      Please consult me in future, prior to doing anything on my behalf. It may seem like a good idea to you, but knowing nothing of my situation, you have no concept of the difficulties it could cause for me. Ultimately, though, it’s generally inappropriate to construct something pertaining to someone else’s life or hobbies without their consent or knowledge. I’d advise you to bear that in mind in future.

      Jenny

  20. Pingback: Venus Rising

  21. Pingback: Venus Rising

  22. Pingback: Venus Rising

  23. Pingback: Venus Rising

  24. Pingback: Venus Rising

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: