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Title
Nepenthe
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Release Date
2013-08-20

Julianna Barwick: Nepenthe

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Julianna Barwick's art is equal parts force and beauty. Her music finds its motor in significant events in her own life, but they are abstracted into a sense of sonic wonderment, a radiance that you could say is her signature sound. That radiance has been taken to new zeniths with Nepenthe, her third full-length album, which was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the dark cold days of February.

"Everything I was making was visceral ? the record represents some serious emotional stuff," she confirms, while at the same time she raves with enormous positivity about the unique recording environment. Alex Somers (musician/producer of Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex) invited her to Iceland in the first place. For Julianna, who was blown away at a Sigur Rós show in 2002, it was a dream come true. "That was the fastest email I ever wrote: “Yes!” Who would say no to that?" Somers produced and engineered the record and brought in local Icelandic musicians who turned out to make crucial contributions: string ensemble Amiina, guitarist Róbert Sturla Reynisson from M?ºm, and a choir of teenage girls.

MP3  $9.99     CD  $12.99     LP  $15.99    
Title
Pacing
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Release Date
2013-03-05

Julianna Barwick: Pacing

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

* 2 beautiful new compositions from vocalist / composer Julianna Barwick - one vocal arrangement, one solo piano.

* Limited edition of 750 (500 black, 250 opaque red vinyl) with free download

* Barwick's first release sinceThe Magic Place which garnered Pitchfork Best New Music, BBC Music Writers top 25 of 2011.

* Barwick's forthcoming album, recorded in Iceland, is a very eagerly anticipated record for 2013. This single will disappear fast!

- * "Her ethereal multi-tracked harmonies have the devotional quality of gospel choirs, and the oddball allure of Björk or Yoko Ono." -New York Times

MP3  $1.98     7"  $5.99    
Title
The Magic Place
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Release Date
2011-02-22

Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

The Magic Place is the third record from Julianna Barwick, and the first to be released by Asthmatic Kitty.This nine piece, 43 minute album is a cinematic journey through glacial pacing and drifting drones. The occasional icy down-plink of piano, Julianna's gorgeous churchhouse sigh of a voice, a swell of a dozen voices rising in harmony—this is music from the inside of the fortress of solitude, the work of a solitary creator, a message from a crystal palace of reverb and avant-choral bliss.

MP3  $8.91     CD  $12.99     LP  $14.99