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Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Released: 14/03/2011 Asthmatic KittyFans of reverb-drenched ambient drone will be spoilt this spring. Liz Harris' Grouper has two records out in April, but first comes the release of Julianna Barwick's sophomore record, her first on Sufjan Steven's Asthmatic Kitty label. Wordless melodies accompany echoing atmospherics; it's a thing of subtle beauty. For more information visit: http://asthmatickitty.com/the-magic-place Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004DPHVM8/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cul…
The Observer“Serenely assured...” For her pains, Barwick has had to endure comparisons to Enya. But in reality she fits better into the continuum of digitally massed voices kicked off by feral hippies such as Animal Collective...
MusicOMH“Music for living to...” It's hard to really get a grasp on the scale of The Magic Place, simply because of how modest its components are and how high the record aims. Sometimes it hits the ancient, reverberating sacredness that could score any number of dark fantasies...
allmusic“Immensely captivating...” Her sound has a comfortingly homespun, unfussy quality, and a patient, uplifting serenity, that remain uniquely her own...
BBC“Isolates the listener...” It envelops, entirely. So if it’s a little disconnect from hullabaloo that you’re needing, slide into Barwick’s sublime soundworld and immerse yourself for the duration...
Pitchfork“Music for a specific constellation of feelings...” We may not need Barwick to go deep into darkness or to write words that mean something, because she has tapped a vein of expression that is rich and powerful and affecting and even useful...
Drowned In Sound“It's beautiful...” Listen to The Magic Place in an attentive mood and it's pretty hard not to be transported. I listened to it at the office, loud on my headphones, and my surroundings became an incomprehensible cartoon...
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