8 Feb 2017
Soundblab reviews Julie’s Haircut - Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin
You’re forgiven if you passed this one off as some weird Satan-worshipping, black metal, doom and gloom shit. But you’ll also hate yourself in the morning. For, despite their naff name, Italy’s neo-psych/prog commune Julie’s Haircut have perfected their eclectic take on prog-inflected psychedelia for nearly 25 years, and have collaborated with legendary loonies like Spacemen 3/Spectrum’s Sonic Boom and Can’s Damo Suzuki, even briefly performing as part of the Damo Suzuki Network. Previous releases even included covers of film music from Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain) and Nino Rota (Fellini’s Casanova)!
Their seventh full-length (the prolific act has also released over a dozen EPs) relies on a sextet of musicians (just as many others have passed through the ever-revolving lineup) to deliver an amalgamation of sounds and moods (three guitarists, keyboardists, and percussionists and a couple of saxes will do that). The band pull out all the stops on the album’s 11½-minute centrepiece (and opening track), ‘Zukunft’...
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