Exposé Online banner

Jacula — Anno Demoni
(Mellow MMP 118, 1978/1992, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1996-08-01

Anno Demoni Cover art

Jacula's debut (to be reviewed in a later issue) was one of the rarest (if not the rarest) of the Italian progressive rock albums, and certainly one of the most sinister – or should I say a novelty? This CD is an overpriced collection of previously unreleased relics by a band certainly well within the occultic camp (or trying hard!). Supposedly, the vocals were channeled during séances and they are weird – chanting and gibbering in Latin and other unknown languages. Surprisingly, the music isn't very menacing, especially with the goofy sound effect of an owl that becomes increasingly annoying over the course of the CD. It sounds like it would be more comfortable in a horror spoof than a horror movie. The result is a collection of unremarkable music, unusual yes, but far away from the coherency of Tardo Pede in Magiam Versus, their debut.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 10, 1992 releases, 1978 recordings

Related artist(s): Antonius Rex / Jacula

More info
http://mellowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/jacula-anno-demoni

Latest news

2018-06-05
Koenjihyakkei Seeks Funding for New Album – It's been quite a few years since the last new studio album by the amazing Koenjihyakkei. Now they are preparing Dhormimviskha for worldwide release, and they're asking fans to pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign to help it happen. » Read more

2018-05-14
Glenn Branca RIP – Experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has died at the age of 69. He was known for compositions featuring large ensembles of guitars, and for the use of feedback. He founded his band Theoretical Girls in the mid-70s as an art-punk answer to what he saw as the increasing commercialization of punk music. His compositions were highly influential, with such figures as David Bowie, Thurston Moore, and John Lurie among his fans. » Read more

2018-04-05
OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax – As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more

2018-04-04
Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup – Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more. » Read more

2018-03-01
Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington and Oregon. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Billy Sherwood - Back against the Wall – Billy Sherwood has certainly found a comfortable niche to show his knowledge and appreciation of classic 70s rock. Gathering an all-star cast to re-create the second most well known Pink Floyd...  (2007) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues