“Out of the blue, a brilliant display of artistic chemistry and virtuosity… one has to wonder whether THE VISIT has even scratched the surface of their potential as they begin to leave footprints in the snow of a path all their own” – Sputnik Music
Transcendental Canadian duo, THE VISIT — comprised of cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Musk Ox, Woods Of Ypres session) and vocalist Heather Sita Black — will release their long-awaited debut this Fall. Fittingly titled Through Darkness Into Light, the stunning opus was recorded and mixed by Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Ohbijou) at Union Sound Company in Toronto, mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried And Me, Martyr) at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York and offers up a five-track, hour-long journey that is both hauntingly beautiful and epic in scope.
A musical dialogue that transcends genres and idioms, THE VISIT‘s sound is characterized by long, tumultuous compositions reminiscent of another era, which nonetheless exude an undeniable sense of relevance and urgency.
Take a brief glimpse into the Through Darkness Into Light creation process with a making-of video available below:
Through Darkness Into Light Track Listing:
- Without This Flesh
- Cast Off The Veil
- Through Darkness
- Into Light
THE VISIT has garnered virtually unanimous praise for their live performances as well as their debut recording Between Worlds. The band secured coveted slots at Nouvelle Prague Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest, and the Royal Conservatory’s esteemed 21C Festival in Toronto. After refining their craft and sharing stages with artists of all genres, only one element was missing: an album. Combining the structures and instrumentation of classical chamber music with the intricacy of Middle Eastern and Persian music and the emotional and rhythmic weight of metal, THE VISIT‘s lengthy, through-composed pieces conjure sonic worlds in which listeners can immerse themselves.
The pair will play three special record release shows later this month in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto with additional performances to be announced in the coming weeks.
9/18/2015 Mercury Lounge – Ottawa, ON w/ Esmerine, Musk Ox
9/24/2015 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC w/ Distoriam, Vie d’Ange, Mateluna
9/25/2015 Music Gallery – Toronto, ON w/ In The Sea feat. Tristan Honsinger
Through Darkness Into Light will be released independently on CD and digital formats on October 9th, 2015 with preorder links and teaser tracks to be revealed in the coming days.
Raphael Weinroth-Browne – cello
Heather Sita Black – voice