Under various monikers and from behind various personas, Sacramento’s Rob Habel has been infusing his hypnotic music with supernatural imagery for the better part of the last decade. His latest incarnation as Amulatep (pronounced like a combination of amulet and imhotep) channels the dark mystery of his previous project (Petaluma) in order to reanimate older songs with a newer sleeker skin, but with an upbeat – almost manic – new attitude. Likewise, his newer songs are imbued with a sense of magic and wonder. This is only fitting considering his long time fascination with the boundary between day to day experiences and the surreal otherworlds that lie just out of sight. If your idea of partying involves dancing the night away or engaging in ritual sacrifice, Amulatep may just be the right soundtrack to your next get together.