Miss Pyre's voice and Garrison Todd's ethereal guitar lend a dreamy effect to this trifecta of pure lyrical and musical beauty. As "Emeralds" takes you into the deepest thoughts and feelings of Miss Pyre, "Carry On" will send you back to reality and leave you yearning for more of this enchanting place that Venus Virus has created. "Once Shy" is an awe-striking masterpiece in between, displaying the core base of what Venus Virus is all about: eclectic yet unique and of its own breed in the same notion.
Not only are these three tracks a true sampling of the music-resembling-fine-artwork of this group, but the cover art does this album justice. Depicted is the lower abdomen of a woman, bare and exposed for all the world to see. Venus Virus' music is just as daring and provocative as this photo suggests.
Imagine Dead Can Dance recording an album with Replicas-era Gary Numan, and multiply the result of that imagination by a thousand. Your result will be a most welcome infection, a most emotionally striking sound, a most inspiring delight known as Venus Virus.
Just as the third song on this EP indicates, this CD will "carry on" in your mind, infecting it with a special brand of harmony that only a group called Venus Virus could provide.