Over six decades ago two black magicians engaged a highly forbidden Qaballic ritual known as the Babalon Working in an effort to conjure up a daemonic life force that would bring about the apocalypse of Armegedon and end civilization as we know it. Both men died believing their attempts to unleash the goddess of unbridled sexual impulse had been fruitless. Only now has it become evident that the Scarlet Haired Harlot who has come to rule the world goes not by the name Babalon, but Actually Huizenga. The Crowleyan Moonchild is alive and well and living in Echo Park, California.
Born into a a Kenneth Anger-like world of privileged Hollywood decadence, Huizenga casts her spells via neo 80’s synth pop and psychedelic art-core pornography. With a deeply passionate love for the darkest depths of man’s lowest nature, she rules her Queendom on a throne of diamond encrusted skulls flanked by her gay husband sphinxes. Hers is a land of eternally youthful immortals, b-movies, no-tell motels, homoerotic fetishism, all night orgies, hairless cats, cannibalism, spandex, ritual sacrifice, white slave trade, and hard drugs. Together she and her disciples writhe on a minotaur rug making music of passion, pursuing endlessly their gracious prey.
Hard Place and Wet Look are two bands Actually fronted from 2004-2010 in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hard Place consited of Actually Huizenga and Freddy Cristy (with drummer Thomas Marzella and bassist Elisha Drons). When Hard Place ended in 2009, Actually and Chaz Windus joined forces to create Wet Look. Things got harder, wetter, and weirder. Currently she’s wreaking havoc in London working on a full length solo album slated for early 2011. This year Winter Palace Records releases the best of Actually (so far). Hard Place vs Wet Look is just the beginning. Even Vice magazine says so.
released 01 September 2010
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