An epic journey into the world of the Triple Goddess, Deity is a celebration of the cycles of life and death. Wendy’s extraordinary voice works its magic, plunging you into dark despair before guiding you into brilliant sunshine. Layered with cello, violin, and rich percussion, the songs are deeply spiritual and insightful. With lyrics that explore the themes of ancient Greek Mythology, Deity reminds us of the collective human journey of Life, Death, and Rebirth.
2. Think of the Day
3. Open My Senses
4. Danse Macabre
8. Full Moon in Scorpio
9. Oh How I Dreamed
10. Night Sea Journey
Released in 1998
Produced by Simon Polinski at Periscope, Melbourne
Featuring Rachel Samuel (cello)
And Craig Patterson (keyboards)
Press Raves for Deity
Beat Magazine, Melbourne
Every so often Melbourne throws up a singular talent, someone previously hidden amongst the well-established musical tribes, someone possessed of a unique vision. Wendy Rule, the vocalist, songwriter and visionary behind this remarkable album, is such and artist.
Rolling Stone (Australian Edition)
Gothic torch meets spiritual grunge in cathartic cabaret.
Her lyrics are littered with references to astrological and goddess mythologies, sung in sonorous arcs over keyboard and cello.
Herald Sun, Melbourne (“Hit” Supplement)
Nature Rules, OK?
Wendy Rule isn’t relying on Witchcraft to weave her musical magic.
Juice Magazine (National)
…there are songs dealing with exploration in a heartfelt manner, as well as a strong musical sense.
Herald-Sun (Melbourne Daily)
Rule drags you from one end of the spectrum to another, plunging into dark despair before dragging you into brilliant sunshine.
The Age Entertainment Guide
Beautiful is a word not often used to describe the work of independent Australian artists unless their style is particularly formal or commercial. But Wendy Rule’s bold second album, Deity, deserves no lesser description.