Secrets of the Deep is a mighty record, pouring forth from the collective talents of John Tielii and Tessa Kautzman, known as The Hydrothermal Vents. The group have cultivated a deep, rich sound. Expertly imagined, conjured and produced, their new record reflect the sum total of the band’s specific and acute genius.
Secrets of the Deep is filled with cinematic soul, throbbing post-punk, dance beats…all tracks gorgeous and unforgettable.
Tielli and Kautzman drew upon the origins of the earth with the band’s name, The Hydrothermal Vents, as well as the concept of generating new ideas, new lives.
The musical life these two artists have created out of their collective years collaborating with some of their most talented peers is what buoys up this new work.
One of the best tracks on the record is “Neptune’s Grave.” What could be too on the nose for another artist, The Hydrothermal Vents make this their signature sound. “Fish Out of Land” has an irresistible thrang to it. And I’m completely enthralled with “Inside a Movie” with it’s Kate Bush/Talking Heads flavors.
Secrets of the Deep is well-crafted and excellent record and sets up The Hydrothermal Vents for whatever they choose next.
The Hydrothermal Vents Members/Instruments:
John Tielli (vocals, guitar, midi programming)
Tessa Kautzman (vocals, bass)
Production: John Tielli
Secrets of the Deep Tracklisting:
Fish Out Of Land
Do the Vent
Out Of Their Cages
Hanz (Sleeping With the Starfish)
Inside a Movie