Electronic, Experimental, Dark Ambient, Dreamy, Drone (U.S.A.)
From Jan Willem via De Subjectivisten, Netherlands:
"...What is different and immediately catches the eye is the increase in vocals, which are often used as an ethereal instrument and cannot always be understood verbally. In addition, they sometimes evoke memories of Cocteau Twins and early Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Furthermore, the title is well chosen, because they create an enormous spatial sound in which a lot happens in a subtle way. From soft beats with shoegaze textures, which could have been a sequel to Slowdive's Pygmalion, and dark ambient to more grainy work with industrial and techno beats. In terms of vocals, they bring ethereal vocals, as mentioned, but also throat singing (sounds), robotic and more sweet-voiced vocals occur. They provide all of this with a cosmic and mysterious varnish, so that they deliver a completely idiosyncratic and often pleasantly alienating sound that really seems to have been brought from space. Other names for reference may be The Knife, Dyr Faser and the late period of Sleeping Dogs Wake, but in fact nothing quite fits. It's so special that I want to shout it out with enthusiasm rather than whisper it."
Dez DeCarlo: guitar, sonic effects, synth (Shapeshifter, Haumea, Wolf Visitor, Selene) lyrics and vocals (Shapeshifter, Wolf Visitor)
Andrew Abrahamson: synthesis and clocked machines (all tracks)
Alexis Desjardins: field recording manipulation (Shapeshifter, Wolf Visitor), guitar (Wolf Visitor), saxophone (Selene)
Fen Rotstein: vocals, turntables, Synth-Traktor, Native Instruments S4 Mk II (Shapeshifter, Haumea, Wolf Visitor)
Noell Dorsey: vocals and lyrics (Haumea, Selene)
Karen Zanes: organ/synth (Haumea, Wolf Visitor, Selene), vocals (end of Shapeshifter)
All songs written, performed and recorded by Violet Nox.
Foundational tracks engineered by Andrew Abrahamson at Studio Eight at The Berwick Building, Roxbury, MA USA
Overdubs recorded remotely by members of Violet Nox.
Mixed and mastered by Andrew Abrahamson
Cover art concept and design: Alexis Desjardins