"Brian Eno’s minimalist avant-garde pieces would go on like some zen mantra. Nothingness. Yet sometimes there can be tranquil beauty in nothingness. That’s the sense I get with Valley Of The Shadow Of Death. A spacious landscape that marries ‘Selected Ambient Works’ by Aphex Twin with John Cage. A droning soundtrack where the earth meets the stars in a haze of spiritual contemplative pieces."
"Improvisational art rock experimenting with screeching and sweeping violins, erratic howls, and foreign film dialogue." - CMJ Music Marathon
Experimental trio Valley of the Shadow of Death was formed in Montreal in 2008. Bringing together influences from contemporary classical music, experimental electronic music and turntablism, Jackson Darby, Max Evans and Chris Whitley have performed widely in Montreal and Toronto. They appeared at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.
They completed their first full length album Long After the Days and Seasons, and People and Countries in 2011. It is available for purchase on Bandcamp. You can stream the entire record below.