Mechanics & Mathematics
Laura’s Blog Entry
It’s here, folks. The new Venus Hum album is fresh off the presses:
In my humble opinion, it is up there as one of their best. It’s a quirky combination of killer dance beats, infectious bass lines, one-of-a-kind vocals and imaginative storytelling… all with a sugary, happy synth-pop coating. Nothing out there quite like it.
If you are unfamiliar with the band, here’s a little introduction nabbed from their website:
Venus Hum is a trio consisting of vocalist Annette Strean, multi-instrumentalist Tony Miracle, and filmmaker Kip Kubin. The band formed in 1999 in Nashville, TN and have released three albums… Venus Hum (mono-fi), Big Beautiful Sky (Geffen/BMG UK) and The Colors in the Wheel (mono-fi/Nettwerk). Their 4th record, Mechanics & Mathematics, continues the mission to marry pop songs with strange electronic sounds.
Tony Miracle not only co-wrote the songs and programmed the synths, this time he took on the role of graphic designer for the tri-fold CD packaging. It is all very Venus Hum-ish – retro and modern, all at the same time. And isn’t that Annette just cute as a button?
Well done, kids! The album is on constant play at the Smiths’ abode. If you would like a sample of the delicious sounds, check out this entry on their blog where you can hear a condensed version of the album in one minute and eight seconds. Or tune in for our November episode of The Smiths’ Occasional Podcast where we’ll be playing a song or two and hopefully chatting with Mr. Miracle about the record.
Visit Venushum.com for information on how to order the CD or for links to digital download versions.