Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe [Review]

Julianna Barwick appeared in my ears while I listened to The Magic Place (2011). Comparing her to another emerging Avant-garde/Experimental artist Julia Holter makes me think of them as musical sisters. Julianna Barwick is the silent sister, the one who whispers her words while the music warp her tender voice with the exact harmonies needed. Nepenthe is a perfect night soundtrack, which make you imagine that angels voices are singing to you, a moment before you close your eyes. Its production is minimalist, yet impressive and Julianna's voice... Well... Try to listen, here are five samples of her albums, three of them from the later.

Album Rating: 8/10

The Harbinger (Nepenthe, 2013)


Envelop (The Magic Place, 2011)

Forever (Nepenthe, 2013)

Pacing (Pacing EP, 2013)

One Half (Nepenthe, 2013)