Venusia is the first official output of friends and collaborators Henrik Meierkord (cello), Pawel Kobak (flute), Marco Lucchi (electronics) and Rocco Saviano (guitar). What started as an overseas passing of ideas between Meierkord and Saviano, eventually blossomed into a full collaborative effort with Kobak and Lucchi.
Venusia, both a genus of moth and a town in Italy, also refers to Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty, love, and charm - and the mother of the Roman people. The planet Venus was so named because, after the Earth’s moon, it was the brightest natural object in the sky, bright enough to cast shadows.
This album, stunningly complemented by Valerii Bogorod’s iridescent butterfly paintings, reflects this charming yet fragile beauty.
Venusia is an album dedicated to the concept of beauty, both in its Classical representation as ornate and delicate, and its boundless, loving capacity. Through its delicate melodies and glimmering tone, it marries expansive emotion with simple charm, evoking fields of flowers beneath vast, open skies.
Butterfly wings from ButterflyBugz on Etsy, ethically sourced from butterflies that have already died naturally.
All tracks written and performed by Henrik Meierkord, Pawel Kobak, Marco Lucchi and Rocco Saviano
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Art by Valerii Bogorod
Design by Ambientologist
released November 8, 2022