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VenusTRIBES are a unique blend in the midst of alternative music. Fusing world beat, dark wave and jazz this project creates a synthesis of genres. VenusTRIBES were founded by Jose DeChamp, eclectic singer-songwriter based in London, UK. VenusTRIBES published concept album 'Siddhartha' (2011, Tunecore) and second album '7 Colours' (2013, Mondotunes) an alternative album with orchestral, cinematic arrangements.
Concept album ‘Siddhartha’ was inspired by Hermann Hesse’s mystical novel ‘Siddhartha’, describing a traveller’s inner journey. Ethereal chords, soulful vocals and tribal drums take onto a journey of jazz-fusion and cinematic sounds.
Siddhartha-Song “Red Gaia” was a finalist in the Eco Arts Awards 2013.
In 2013 Venustribes released second album ’7 Colours’ with Mondotunes. The alternative album has references to American roots music with an edge of psychedelia – yet there are also Americana aspects with orchestral, cinematic arrangements.
‘Virginia’s Song – Love It For What It Is’ and more songs from '7 Colours' can be heard on Venustribes channels such as youtube.
A collaboration with film director Mher Hovvyan let to short film “Little Hands”, with original soundtrack by Venustribes. "Little Hands" has been chosen for the BBC Music Video Festival 2013.
Musical influences are neo-classical artists such as Dead Can Dance, Kate Bush, rock poetry of Patti Smith and civil rights song writing culture of Buffy St Marie or Floyd Red Crow Westerman. Venustribes music has also been likened to contemporary artists such as Lana Del Ray.