Album News, Digital Music — March 15, 2017 at 7:43 am

Banshees’ Steven Severin releases new ambient album, gives away 23-minute track

A boon for fans of Steven Severin: The former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist has just released a new dark ambient album titled The Vril Harmonies and is now offering the 23-minute “23 Wounds of Julius Caesar” as a free download for 23 hours on the Ides of March.

And those are just two of five projects he’s currently working on. As Severin noted on Facebook last month, he’s shifting his approach, and will make each available as a digital download via Bandcamp as soon as its mixed, with physical releases to possibly follow at a later date.

The six-track Vril Harmonies — brought to our attention by the …Hang the DJ blog — was released March 9, a month ahead of its originally planned April release, while the “23 Wounds of Julius Caesar” track will be available today as a free or name-your-own price download.

According to Severin:

“At 23 minutes into The Ides of March (15th) I shall make available for download my 23 minute track: 23 Wounds Of Julius Caesar. It will be available as a free download (pay if you wish) for 23 hours then it will disappear for a year. Dedicated to the memory of Ark Todd, Jhon Balance & Peter Christopherson.”

Other Severin albums on the horizon: Innocence and Blood, due out April 15; #002FA7 (International Klein Blue), due out April 28; and Black Matter For the King, due out May 15.




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