"Venice is Sinking provides to any (even casual) listener a feeling of weightlessness during their build. The pristine, intricate build of their songs gather so much momentum that towards the end, you feel as if your perched over a cliff, or at the top of your roof, peering down. In their live performances, they stretch that anticipation to the ABSOLUTE limit, pulling you with them until just before your mind starts to wander away from the moment. It’s at that second that they let go of the reins and let the free-fall begin with well crafted, inescapable choruses. They have been out grinding for several years, but I have absolute faith that they will find their way to the worldwide recognition they ultimately deserve." -AW
Who Are They: Aaron Esposito, Lucas Jensen, Daniel Lawson, Jeremy Sellers, James Sewell, Karolyn Troupe.
“There is a mechanical puzzle that consists of three small metal tubes of different diameters sealed in a glass-covered box. The Problem is to get the smaller tubes inside the larger. Now one can try to do it methodically; then it usually takes quite a long time. But it can also be done another way. One can just shake the box at random until the tubes are inside one another. Does that happen by chance? It looks that way, but I don’t think so. For an idea lurks behind this method. Namely, that movement alone can succeed where deliberation fails. Is it not the same with the learner? What does the teacher accomplish through methodology? At most, activity. If everything goes well! But things can also go badly, and then what he accomplishes is lethargy. Yet Lethargy produces nothing. Only activity, movement is productive. Then why not start moving right away? But Comfort?! Comfort avoids movement; it therefore does not take up the search.”