The Violet Hour - The Violet Hour (LP)
This is the The Violet Hour’s eponymous debut, produced by Rob Girardi (Beach House, Celebration). The album’s airy soundscape was recorded on to two-inch analog tape at Lord Baltimore Studios, properly preserving each and every lush layer of dream-psych.
The Baltimore band derives its name from the poem “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot and consists of members Beth Varden and Andriana Pateris. The album was largely inspired by a trip to Peru taken by both band members. The lyrical content reflects their hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Songs like "Cloud Forest" swim through the stratosphere with dreamy guitars of a sonically dense texture. While some of the album's themes are mysterious and ambiguous, it remains emotionally and spiritually transcendent -- most noticeably on the tracks “Evergreen” and “Southern Cross.”
Varden and Pateris have played in bands together since 1999, but they have always wanted to work as a duo. While most of their work is written independently, when they bring their ideas together the songs take on a life of their own, creating a world populated by psychedelic dreams, spectral visions, and astral projections.
This item comes with a download code for the entire record.