In the beginning there is reverb. And a swooshing sound, steadily closing in, as waves of sand are piling up, towering like dunes trying to reach for the skies. A natural spectacle, in an eerie but beautiful way. A tremor caused by 6 strings and the bewitching vocals of Juleah aka Julia Hummer, who is moving on to funkier pastures here. It’s obvious, the songwriting on Juleahs third album Desert Skies (KONKORD 108) is shifting the boundaries inside her own musical universe towards up-tempo grooves and bluesy licks.
Juleahs previous releases on KONKORD – the EP Entangled and Entwined (KONKORD 093) and the LP Melt Inside The Sun (KONKORD 087) – explored the hypnotic swirls of 60ies psychedelic pop or snuggled deep into the sound images of Britpop, in a way Ride or the Stone Roses are known for.
On Desert Skies Juleah adds new spices to her formula… more