Emerging Long Island, NY based artist Zuli’s debut full-length album, On Human Freakout Mountain, is out now via Swoon City. The album is available here: http://smarturl.it/Zuli_OHFM.
The album, which streamed exclusively on Culture Collide, is receiving early critical praise:
“Zuli achieves a smooth blend of psych rock and pop, with the pop element comprised of both modern and romantic oldies-inspired melodies” –Earmilk
“It’s an ebullient release into an adrenaline-soaked, psychedelic dreamscape and an unexpected build into another realm.” –The Wild Honey Pie
“It’s a bright and strange trip, one that highlights both Camenzuli’s inventiveness as an arranger and producer and his considerable strength as a melodicist.” –Flood Magazine
“Zuli’s brand of warm, hopeful guitar-driven pop marries complex textures with bright tones.” –Brightest Young Things
“On Human Freakout Mountain strings together 10 tracks of melodic hooks and psychedelic textures to deliver an album that emits a cool pop breeze.” –Collide
CON TEMPLATE and Loop Troupe presents Zuli’s Freakout Mountain—a Halloween album release show—at Brooklyn’s Murmrr Ballroom is happening tonight, October 28. The Halloween release show will be the first of a series of special performances down the East Coast with stops in Nashville and Charlottesville. See below for complete tour details.
Recorded in Copake, NY and at Refuge Recording in Brooklyn, NY, the album’s 10 songs—on which Zuli played most of the instruments—unite colorful, psychedelic textures with hooks and guitar-driven pop. It expands on 2015’s EP Supernatural Voodoo but “goes deeper on every level,” says Zuli. “The composition on On Human Freakout Mountain is more intricate, the harmonies more lush.”
Following his post-high school stints playing music on the road, Zuli returned to Long Island to write and demo his debut, reconnecting with longtime friends in the process. He settled on the title On Human Freakout Mountain “because I felt the songs all connected to this period in life where everything was in limbo,” explains Zuli. “You are still connected to your childhood but you need to make decisions that will potentially affect the outcome of your entire life.”