Venja – Galactic Underground Volume 2


Release data: Venja – Galactic Underground Volume Two CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Art for Ears, 2020 Accomplished Belgium composer Venja, aka Johan Geens, has been around in the EM scene for some 30 years or so, but I confess missed out on quite a lot of his music. I’m not familiar with the first volume of his project Galactic Underground, but having heard this second chapter makes…

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Venja – Mode Zen


Release data: Venja – Mode Zen CD, B-Wave , 2013 After a long break, 2013 saw the tenth release of Belgium-based composer Venja, aka Johan Geens, also the first album on the newly founded B-Wave label. The music (recorded between 1997 and 2012) draws from rather simple melodic formulae, and stays close to the sound we know from IC-records: moody, chill-out-ish ambient instrumentals with an…

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