Julianna Barwick “Florine” EP (2009)

September 4, 2011

Before the release of her beautiful and unearthly The Magic Place, Julianna Barwick amazed the world with her second EP titled Florine. It’s really hard to describe Julianna’s ambient music without using cheap metaphors but, hey, Florine transports you to another dimension composed almost only of the looped and processed voice of the ethereal singer. Cloudbank sounds like a New Age lament and is deeply melancholic. Choose, on the other hand, is joyful and invites to a journey into unknown. Anjos shows harmony between Julianna’s voice and the accompanying piano. Even though Florine is based on repetition, there is never a feeling of fatigue as the album bursts with brilliance.

hydrameter: 5/5

Key Tracks: Anjos, Bode, Choose, Cloudbank

Listen to Choose: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGo2bqcS7s8

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