This Winter Solstice I present to you Venus Rosalia. On this shortest day I take myself off to the Welsh countryside of the summer, offering contrast and polarity on this day of darkness and contemplation to prepare to welcome the birth of the new sun and the returning light.
Recorded in a valley beneath Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau in Flintshire North Wales, and mixed at home in Christchurch Dorset,
Venus Rosalia is an exploration of Venus in the landscape, Venus in Taurus and the conjunction of the elements. The recording was made in August 2015 Gwenoldy, or Swallow’s rest in English ans finished December 2015.
Matthew Shaw – Synthesizer and field recording.
Cover Painting “Venus in Taurus” by Matthew Shaw