"After some extremely promising EPs and singles, New Zealand vocalist, musician and producer Vanessa Worm unveils her debut album "Vanessa 77", released through JD Twitch's Optimo Music imprint. Ostensibly a collection of experimental folk, post-punk, jungle, electro and psychedelic synth-pop, "Vanessa 77" unfolds with something closer to the logic of a dream, or an inward passage though the subconscious mind. Within this atmosphere, the albums twelve songs hang together around Vanessa's shape-shifting voice - which can take the form of a gentle lilt or an expressive snarl, anarchistic, soothing, and always ready to slip away from codification at the last moment.
The musical landscapes Vanessa places her voice within range from delicate, pastoral guitars to frantic breakbeat sculptures, with acid-washed synths and moments of krautrock/kosmische musik filling up the spaces in between. After kicking things off with some ethereal lounge experiments on "144" and "123", Vanessa takes us down the rabbit hole with "Bones and Blood", a hallucinogenic blend of psychedelic-folk and whispered incantations, with a mid-tempo drum machine pulse. From there, she's away, launched into a breakneck voyage through genre, style and sound. Death and a rebirth from the old into the new. This one is worth spending some time with." ---- As described by Flying Out .
Vanessa 77, like most creative endeavours is a journey of self discovery. Mentally, emotionally and creatively. I spent most of my time alone in winter 2019 – focused solely on personal development and self realisation via the creation of this album. It was a way for me to put my mental state onto a plate – the joys, the fears, the epiphanies, and so on. I so desperately wanted to share what I was learning with the world too – I intended for Vanessa 77 to be healing, self-realising & alchemising. It was a 9-month process of death and a re-birth from the old into the new. Much like the world is experiencing now entering 2020, I hope this album can provide some form of healing, soothing, celebration and act as a sub-conscious guide for us as we enter into this New Earth. Thank you to all who listens, enjoy!