VV & The Void explore dichotomies in their debut album

VV & The Void just dropped their debut album "The Upper Room."

VV & The Void just dropped their debut album “The Upper Room.”

Take a step into the unknown with VV & The Void on their debut album The Upper Room.

This ethereal darkwave album not only invokes the hypnotic goth-musical stylings of the early 1990s, it is an evolution in a genre that has always existed on the fringes of the music world.

The inspirations on the album come from a juxtapositional celebration of human experienced oppositions (male/female, death/life, etc.). It is this exploration, this peering behind the veil, combined with soft vocal melodies and complex harmonies that bring to mind simultaneous images of light and dark, which elevate this album above its 1990s predecessors.

VV & The Void features Valentina Veil on the vox and guitar, Brandon Robert on the bass guitar, and Sven Claussen on the synths. The Upper Room was released May 25, and was mixed by Lindsay Gravina at Birdland Studios in Melbourne, Australia. VV & The Void are already set for a European tour that kicks off June 2 in Leicester, UK. They will be opening for Chameleons Vox during several of their stops during their tour.

The band just premiered a video for the track “God Machine.” Check it out ->

“‘God Machine,’ as well as the whole album, was inspired by esoteric readings that definitely influenced and changed my approach to music and songwriting. The Upper Room is a sort of concept album, a journey through the tree of life and its different spheres,” Veil said about the inspirations behind the band’s debut.

“[It’s a] journey that starts from our body as a medium and the contradictions between our animal instincts and our search for the unknown,” Veil continued. “A journey from that painful ‘Thorn’ (opening song of the album) that make us bleed and shows us our weaknesses, to our need to unveil the unknown and find the truth (‘God Machine’). It’s a spiral journey, there is no end, no beginning, just a constant floating without any outcome, the journey starts over and over again (‘Et Apres’ the closing song) because life does not exist without death, good is nothing without evil, the Upper Room would not be without the underworld.”

Tracks like “Idol Worship” really lend an element of ancient celebrations and a primitive feel to the album. The song brings to mind reverence of nature deities, both of life and death, and a reminder of the divine in life even in this modern era.

Keep up with VV & The Void on Facebookand check out “The Upper Room” onbandcamp.