New Video Out: In the Shadow of the Valley of Death

Released by Deus Ex Lumina a project I am Working With

Hello Friends and Fans,

The video for (a cover of Marilyn Manson’s) “In the Shadow of the Valley of Death” was released on YouTube today at 1:00 p.m. (CET)! This is Deus Ex Lumina’s first video to be released that states: “The mystery has been revealed!  Here we are in the flesh and we are dark.”. I really enjoyed working on the video because we are on the same wave-length when it comes to the style and feel for DEL.   The concept and look for the video were easily agreed upon which made it easy for Don MacTavish to be behind the camera directing the shoot.  Don really enjoyed the editing process and applying the post-production effects to enhance the overall feel for the video (Don also remixed and remastered the track specifically for the video’s release). I really hope you all enjoy this video and future releases from DEL.


New Collaboration with Deus Ex Lumina and a New Release

Hello Friends and Fans,

I have been extremely busy in the city of Berlin. A few months ago I began working with the dark wave band extraordinaire Deus Ex Lumina.  I have to say working with DEL has been amazing.  I had the pleasure of contributing ethereal backing vocals and a heavy/gothic guitar riff on their latest release (a cover of Marilyn Manson’s) “In the Valley of the Shadow of Death”.  The combination of his dark vocals, layers of synths and my ethereal backing vocals gave this track a haunting sound. For the release there is a fantastic video:

Click to Watch on YouTube

You can also listen to the track on Spotify: In the Valley of the Shadow of Death

I look forward to working on many more songs with Deus Ex Lumina. I hope you all have a fabulous kick off to a warm & wonderful summer!




New Single Released: Love Machine

I am happy to announce the release of my latest “studio” single:  Love Machine! For those who know me this is one of my original acoustic songs and here it is with my new electronic dance sound.  I had a lot of fun working with my dear friend Matthew Presidente of Vancouver and he provided synth pads as well as the backing vocals. During the 2020 “lockdown” we did a video of the song for his youtube World is Watching Series  and you can watch it here on YouTube. The song has been released on all streaming services and platforms: Click here for links to the various streaming services to have a listen.

You can check out a review by
“Tara C Taylor sends a supreme shockwave through our shaking vertebrae and doesn’t stop entertaining with an electric display.

Please stay safe and stay healthy.


Tara C Taylor

2022 is Here!  A New Year and a New EP Release with a New Sound!

Happy New Year everyone!

I am happy to announce the release of my first tribute EP Under the Influence: A Tribute to 40 Years of Depeche ModeNot only was this project a tribute to my favourite band; this project inspired my new sound.  Gone is the sound of the bluesy acoustic rock singer/songwriter and here comes the new sound which is a mixture of post-punk/80’s new wave and electronic dance. To put another way: lots of electric guitars, keys, synths and drums! Click here for links to the various streaming services to have a listen.

To read more about the background check out the blog posting here

You can check out a review on SnoozeControl.BE: