RIYL: Peter Broderick, Sigur Ros, Bon Iver
Label: Dead Oceans
The first article I remember reading about Julianna BarwickÂ was her recollection of her childhood growing up in the farmlands of rural Louisiana and Missouri. Â A preacher’s daughter, her free hours consisted ofÂ “harmonizing with random sounds, making up songs about whatever she was doing at the moment, and singing long, loud notes in hollowed-out spaces like parking garages and inside the trunk of a giant tree just to see what the echo would sound like.”
As a father of a 4-year old girl, there is something inexplicably beautiful about a child, abandoned of all ego or self consciousness, singing joyfully at the top of her lungs. Â Julianna Barwick represents that humble innocence, fully realized in the form of sweeping ambient melodies comprised almost completely ofÂ her voice alone. Â 2013’s incredible full-length NepentheÂ can induce tears in my eyes within the first 30 seconds. Â It’s powerful stuff, and newest single Nebula empowers a simple synth lead to help carry Barwick’s delivery to further heights.
As of now, you have the opportunity to get an additional 7″ along with the flesh-colored vinyl. Â The 7″ is limited to 500 only, and I can’t imagine those being around for more than a few days.
Limited Flesh-Colored Vinyl
BONUS / BUNDLE 7â
Chaos 7â single / bonus bundle: Available only from Julianna is a limited edition (500 copies) 7â vinyl single. âChaos" is a song from her score to Zia Angerâs 2015 short film I Remember Nothing and âNever Changeâ is a beautiful out-take from The Magic Place. Colored vinyl - "coke bottle greenâ. This single is only available when purchasing the new album Will.
This album ships on or before May 6, 2016.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive