S. De La Moth and Geneviève, the duo comprising Montreal, Quebec’s Menace Ruine, have produced some of the most alluring and mesmerizing music in the experimental / noise scene in recent years. Their enigmatic, seductive sound mixes elements of industrial, classic goth / darkwave, martial ambient, black metal and neo-folk into a wondrous whole. The group has released material on such respected experimental labels as Alien8 and Aurora Borealis, appeared at the prestigious Roadburn Festival, and shared the stage with Mamiffer, Ash Borer, Nadja, Daniel Menche, Wolf Eyes, Watain and Aluk Todolo, to name a few.
Menace Ruine’s fifth album continues the ongoing expansion of the pair’s sonic canvas, with Geneviève’s spellbinding vocals commanding even more of a presence here. Never completely abandoning traditional song structures, Venus Armata buries an alluring sense of melancholy and longing within pulsating layers of sound. It will stand as one of the most compelling albums in experimental / ambient music released this year, garnering further awareness and acclaim for Menace Ruine.