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Julianna Barwick's Latest Album: Will

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    by Web manager
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    Mon Jun 20 2016

In support of her latest album, Brooklyn-based artist Julianna Barwick is stopping by the Frequency on Monday, June 20th for what I expect to be yet another ethereal, enchanting experience. Released last month on Dead Oceans, Will combines cloudy synthesizer and lo-fi piano melodies with airy loops of one mesmerizing voice. This voice expands, traveling outside one's awareness and carrying back with it hundreds of more voices, circulating in and out of synth textures, flowing organically in return to one's hazy headspace.  

Barwick has come through Madison before, and I was lucky enough to catch her set during the final days of winter in 2014. That show was my introduction to her music. It was my first Wisconsin winter and I remember walking into the venue a bit late, opening the door, and hearing those hundreds of delicate voices––an overwhelming sense of warmth, escaping outside into the snow before I could close the door. The voices softened the room, fastening themselves to the walls and bodies, insulating the much needed heat generated by faded, simple synth melodies.

But Barwick's music translates differently in the summer. Will provides a refreshing sensation of rejuvenating revival. Coupled with the balmy ripeness of a summer evening, I can only imagine the voices sauntering by like a breeze. Stop by the Frequency this Monday, June 20th at 8:00pm (doors at 7:00). Julianna Barwick will be joined by Montreal-born electronic artist, Mas Ysa, and local, demented duo, Cap Alan. All three projects are not to be missed.

Click here to see a music video from her album, Will!