Time for psychedelic music. After the superb Trappers Cabin, another amazing psychedelic band, I’ve just discovered is The Venus Illuminato. Nothing much to say about those Californian Rob Franco and Brandon Kennedy (I even won’t be able to tell you which one of these is singing…) as these guys are not really prolix on their myspace page. So find below a copy paste their cdbaby information…
Picture yourself being knifed by a gypsy on board a high-jacked merchant ship off the coast of Morocco while an 1860′s civil war band drops some acid and does their best interpretation of 70′s English psychedelia.
Helpful ? Indeed, truly. Once again, music speaks for itself better than any other words…
I’ve been more than seduced by this superb ballad on the Mount Olympus, and from what I’ve listened so far the others tracks are also really gorgeous ! With violins, tubas, glockenspiels and cellos, it’s quite impossible to find a genre to label this rich music ; according to Rob Franco, it could be described as psychedelic gypsy wizard chamber folk. And that’s for sure chamber-folk really match my feelings !
Band : The Venus Illuminato
Label : None
Where to buy : cdbaby.com
If you love : Devandra Banhart, Mike Scott and/or The Waterboys, Nick Cave, Calexico, those illuminates from Los Angeles will soon become a favorite !
You should also enjoy : Trappers Cabin, Elvis Perkins, Orpheum Bell (an interview will be shortly posted here…)
More Appetizers : @myspace