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Void Vision: SUB ROSA CD


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Void Vision is a Philadelphia-based electronic project helmed by Shari Vari. It began as a duo in 2009 at a time when a wave of synth-revivalists was materializing, but the quality of the songwriting and intense vocals set the band apart from the pack. Void Vision has managed to combine vintage dance elements with melodic structures, haunting melancholy, and lyrics that have a palpable soul. The songs themselves are dynamic, referencing a cross-section of decades of electronic music, while simultaneously retaining a uniqueness all their own. Wierd Records' weekly club night in New York, which showcased a variety of talented electronic and coldwave artists, served as an incubator for Void Vision in its early stages, as part of a scene that also included Led Er Est, Martial Canterel, Xeno & Oaklander, Automelodi, and others. After a standout debut performance at the club, they immediately caught the attention of Blind Prophet Records, which consequently released their first 7" single in 2010, In 20 Years, which received excellent reviews. Shari Vari has continued performing and recording steadily since then, releasing songs on compilations for various labels including Rough Trade; in 2012 the song "Everything Is Fine" was selected for Artforum magazine's "Best of 2012" issue. In 2013, Void Vision toured the West Coast and later that year released a split 12" with Portland-based band Vice Device. Mannequin Records approached Shari Vari with the intention of continuing what Wierd Records started and giving shape to Void Vision's beautiful, youthful, dark electronic sound. The result is Void Vision's first official full-length album, Sub Rosa, a work of ten hypnotic, cold, analog tracks dominated by Shari Vari's fragile voice, with more pop-orientated songs sitting alongside others that belong more to the original coldwave atmosphere. Originally released as an LP in 2014. CD includes two bonus tracks including a remix by Vanzetti & Sacco.

Released in 2015 on Mannequin Records.

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