Release Date: Feb 24, 2017
Record label: Rocket Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Psychedelic/Garage
23 years in and Italian experimentalists Julie's Haircut show no signs of latter-career complacency. Invocation and Ritual Dance of My Demon Twin is the seventh album in their substantial history, which has seen them progress from the well-regarded garage rock of their debut Fever in the Funk House and the psychedelic rock of After Dark My Sweet to the experimental instrumental music of Ashram Equinox. Each of their progressions have been preceded by, or involved, collaborations with such luminaries as Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom (aka Peter Kember), former Can frontman Damo Suzuki, and Fluxus composer Philip Corner.
Italian experimental outfit Julie's Haircut are currently in their twenty-third year of existence and can count Sonic Boom, Damo Suzuki and Philip Corner among those who've collaborated with them. So it's no surprise that seventh album - and first for Rocket Recordings - Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin is an aural cocktail that fuses jazz odysseys with fuzz pedal heavy psychedelia, shamanic mantras and haunting melodies. It's been an eventful journey for the Emilia-based sextet since putting out debut Fever In The Funk House back in 1999.