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Type of music generally:

Ethereal ectronica


Most recent release, a violent narcotic (2002)

See also:

Jute's CD Baby page

The Ectophiles' Guide entry for Julie Axis's previous band, My Scarlet Life


My Scarlet Life, Portishead

Covers/own material:


General comments:

A new, ectronic band headed by Julie Axis, the former lead singer of My Scarlet Life.

Recommended first album:

a violent narcotic is their debut


a violent narcotic (2002)

a violent narcotic

Release info:

2002—Catalyst Sounds—CS 001


See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Julie Axis—vocals, flute
Robb Shakespeare—guitar, piano, programming
Joe Axis—guitar, bass, vocals, piano, programming
Michael Dobkowski—bass

Guest artists:

Dan Smith—drums
Dave Keller—cello
Charles Stevens—spoken word on "Free"


Moody, dreamy, ambient, dark, chilling, hypnotic, mesmerizing. I find it hard to get a handle on Jute's music (in a good way). Every time I listen to it, I hear different things, feel different things. I think I always *experience* it differently. Which is quite an interesting thing. I like it quite a bit. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Hi, I loaned out A Violent Narcotic to a friend and have only my favorite 6 songs available in my system: Thoughts: nice female voices, often ethereal and floaty, 'tho sometimes there is only one voice and it is not so ethereal. General statement: if you heard any 2 non-ambient Brian Eno cds and did not like them, you won't like this. Both are cutting personal paths through the same jungle of pleasant syncopated noise music. They'll extend and flow on for a while. There are different moods being experienced here. (

Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry

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