ALBUM REVIEW: Julie’s Haircut – In The Silence Electric | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Rocket Recordings

Released: 01.10.19

 

 

 

 

 

Italian metaphysical electric noise band Julie’s Haircut have produced a real gem of controlled power and strange beauty. Spiritualized-esque, it’s a driven mix of staccato drones, sax wails, psyched out guitar and whispered reverb menace.

The V(elvet) U(nderground) dials are full on at key points in the music, even extending to the avant-garde artist’s sleeve work by Annegret Soltau, which the band state as their inspiration, claiming “…a liberation from the shackles of oppression and of the everyday”. Opening track Anticipation Of The Night is an elevating buzz of hypnotic intensity which clearly indicates the path taken through the rest of the album, drifting purposefully from tenebrous mysterious hearts of darkness to screaming noise-flooded fields.

 

 

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