Julianna Barwick: Nepenthe
Nepenthe (2013) was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland, produced by Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jonsi, Alex & Jonsi) and includes string ensemble Amiina, guitarist Róbert Sturla Reynisson from Múm, and a choir of teenage girls. The music of Nepenthe was influenced by the unfamiliar surroundings of Iceland itself, with its vibrant music scene and stunningly alien landscapes with their lingering magic.
"[Nepenthe] deserves mention among the best and most artful ambient music being made today..." - Pitchfork, Best New Music
Julianna Barwick: Pacing
7" single released on Suicide Squeeze in 2013 - neither side is available on Julianna's albums. "Pacing" features Barwick's voice and ethereal harmonies, "but it's a bit of a diversion from the vocal loop-based songs I tend to make" says Julianna. The B-side, "Call," is a frail and passionate solo piano piece.
Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place
Pitchfork heralded The Magic Place as a "Best New Music" pick and on their Top 50 album list in 2011. The Magic Place made the BBC Music Writers Top 25 of 2011, the Village Voice Pazz & Jop Top 100 of 2011, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson and Pitchfork editor-in-chief Mark Richardson selected The Magic Place for their personal Top 10 lists for 2011. "Her ethereal multi-tracked harmonies have the devotional quality of gospel choirs, and the oddball allure of Bjork or Yoko Ono" - The New York Times