Venera have today released their new video for the track titled ‘Ochre’ from their new eponymous album dropping tomorrow.

A dark and ethereal journey into the depths of the self, ‘Ochre’ takes an atmosphere if imagination and makes a twisted turn into the psyche with the creativity only found in the most original of souls. While the song is a clearly interpretative journey meant for the eyes being closed with that initial listen, we get added visuals for further stimulation. This is a pure dreamscape for the purist in all of us.

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As a final preview from Venera’s self-titled debut album, which arrives tomorrow via Ipecac Recordings, the duo have shared the song “Ochre” (featuring HEALTH) and its accompanying video.

“’Ochre’ came early on in the recording process of the album,” explains Chris Hunt. “For me, it recalls a beast stealthily moving through a dark space, or a strange ritual unfolding in moonlight.”

Jake Duzsik from HEALTH adds: “It was refreshing to contribute to a track that is focused on creating atmosphere and feeling rather than simply capitulating to the endless regurgitation of standard verse/chorus structure. It is grounding to reconnect to the building blocks of music making that are elemental and emotional, and I wish I got to do it more often.”

Venera previously released “Swarm,” and showcased some of the special guests on the record including “Hologram” featuring Rizz from VOWWS, “Disintegration” featuring Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta, John Cale) and now Jake Duzsik from HEALTH with today’s preview of “Ochre.” Additionally, Alain Johannes lends his voice to their track “Triangle.”

L.A.-based James Shaffer and Atlanta-based Chris Hunt converged in early 2022 in Downtown Los Angeles while working on songs for singer Xhoana X. Their kindred interest and backgrounds in dramatic texture, electronics and experimentation inspired an improvisation-based recording process which seeks to explore a sonic universe defined by evolving atmosphere, cinematic noise and select collaborations with other artists.


'Venera' album cover.
‘Venera’ album cover.
  1. Alignment
  2. Erosion (ft. Deantoni Parks)
  3. Ochre (ft. HEALTH)
  4. Swarm
  5. Disintegration (ft. Deantoni Parks)
  6. Hologram (ft. VOWWS)
  7. Surrender
  8. Triangle (ft. Alain Johannes)
  9. Helium