Julianna Barwick's latest album, Will, is coming via Dead Oceans on May 6th. It's the follow-up to the singer and composer's 2013 LP, Nepethe. Featured guests include Thomas Arsenault (AKA Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and drummer Jamie Ingalls, who's involved with the indie bands Chairlift and Tanlines. Will was recorded in a few different locales during a busy touring period that saw Barwick perform with Yoko Ono, the Flaming Lips and Philip Glass. It reflects the feeling of instability that comes with heavy touring, she says
Julianna Barwick is an American musician who composes using electronic loops. Her first album was released in 2009. Barwick has said that her music is influenced by her participation in church choir while growing up in Louisiana. She composes with a machine to create electronic loops built around her vocalizing. She self-released her debut EP, Sanguine, in 2006. The songs are wordless with vocal overdubs, vocal percussion, and improvisation
Julianna Barwick’s Will is an emotional record first, and an ambient one second. By Grant Rindner, 03 May 2016, 08:43 BST. Will. Ambient music is a genre that’s often critically praised but fails to smoothly translate to audiences. On her third record, Will, American musician-composer Juliana Barwick skillfully crafts a record that is equal parts intellectual and emotional. Barwick, who hails from Louisiana and got her early musical training in a rural church choir, has always had a phenomenal gift for manipulating and layering her voice. Here, she showcases that same touch with richer instrumentation, fleshing out the skeletons of tracks with emotive piano and string arrangements.
Her music has also been featured as "Best New Music" on Pitchfork, which also gave her latest release, 2009's "Florine" EP an honorable mention for an album of the year. Jul 16. Hollywood Palladium. Hollywood, CA. contact, help.
Julianna Barwick self-released her first album, Sanguine, in 2006. The CD is a collection of short loop-based songs. Lacking definable lyrics, it displays her choice of melodic vocal overdubs with vocal percussion, with some sounds indecipherable as the human voice 2009–2010: Florine. The Florine (Florid) EP added the instrumental dimension.