Julian Cope presents Head Heritage

Dope
VILLAGE IDIOT DOPE

Brand new for the summer, new Dope album VILLAGE IDIOT DOPE barfs forth three more bracing and vital meditations on monotony. The grand opener ‘Frenzy of the Earth’ ploughs a dark bass heavy post-punk funk groove – dig those repeated call-and-answer vocals – followed by the hypnotic remedial drum-slog of ‘It’s Been Good For You’. The final quarter-hour of this new Symphonic No Wave opus is the sparkling ‘You Took Me By Surprise’, which co-opts the disturbed soul aura of Fontella Bass’ Art Ensemble of Chicago to unleash Star Wars amounts of analogue synth worship.