The Venopian Solitude is a band from Selangor, Malaysia. Formed in middle 2009 by the founder Suiko Takahara (pseudonym) has been producing a humongous collection of music and published them on thesixtyone page, followed by Bandcamp and Youtube, which consequently has been garnering attention from people around parts of the world amidst the anonymity. After signing to Kasi Gegar Entertainment(KGE) in 2013, the performance expanded from a one-woman show to performing with a full-fledged band.
During their time with KGE until 2016, The Venopian Solitude released an 8-songed album, titled ‘Hikayat Perawan Majnun’(Tales of a Lunatic Damsel), in March 2014, which was nominated for three categories in the prestigious Anugerah Industri Muzik 2014(Best Engineered Album, Best Arrangement in Song, Best Music Video), and two of its members won Best Hip-Hop Song for the song 'Janji' with Altimet for AIM 2016(Kemat as the composer, Suiko as the singer and co-lyricist).
The Venopian Solitude has performed in various places domestically and internationally, having toured Malaysia and performed in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Holland and Canada.
They had a European Tour in 2018, named #TVStoEURO, where they toured to 6 countries and 7 shows, and played festivals such as Sónar Barcelona as well as Fusion Festival in Germany. In 2018, three of their songs were featured in the Netflix documentary Shirkers, which garnered rave reviews from international press as well as was shortlisted for the 91st Oscars Documentary Feature category.
Recently they have released their sophomore album, Hikayat Gundik Berirama in June 2019, a concept album containing 12 songs with collaborations including Lawa Nie Geng, Eyza Bahra and Asmidar.
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Musicians : The Venopian Solitude