New experimental electronica project Minerva Wakes is the creation of musician, producer/DJ, artist and writer Jo D’arc. Minerva’s Wakes makes dark, juicy triphop with a twist of glitchy psychedelia. Primal
electro bass tones move with strong beats creating a powerful backdrop to hauntingly entwined melodic vocal harmonies. Lush synths are gripped by a glint of dubstep as Minerva slowly awakens.
Expect the unexpected.
The project was launched during the pandemic so has not had the opportunity to gig and tour as would have been possible under normal circumstances. Minerva Wakes started performing live via livestream due to the pandemic including ‘You Call That Radio’ at Captureworks and ‘Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival’ livestream. Since gigs re-started the show has been performed at Hug and Pint and at a pop-up outdoor ‘launch’ gig in a secret location in the Scottish Borders.
The album received positive reviews from Is This Music, Loud Women, NHC, The Ginger Quiff and You Call That Radio. The tracks released as singles were both played on BBC Introducing being referred to as
‘dark, weird and glorious’.