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Fractured Air 39: Call Across Rooms (A Mixtape by Julianna Barwick)

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The Brooklyn-based composer Julianna Barwick has firmly established herself as truly one of the most wholly unique artists making music today. Barwick has released three LPs to date: ‘Sanguine’, her 2006 self-released debut full length; ‘The Magic Place’ (Asthmatic Kitty, 2011) and ‘Nepenthe’ (Dead Oceans, 2013). Barwick has also recorded as a duo (alongside fellow Asthmatic Kitty artist Helado Negro) under the OMBRE guise; the stunning collaboration has thus far resulted in debut LP ‘Believe You Me’ (Asthmatic Kitty, 2012). Born in Louisianna and raised in Missouri, Barwick’s love for music stemmed from her participation in school choirs during her formative years. Current LP ‘Nepenthe’ (in Greek literature ‘nepenthe’ was a magic drug to wipe out grief and sorrow) was recorded in Reykjavík and features contributions from some of Iceland’s most treasured artists (Amiina, múm guitarist Robert Reynisson and producer Alex Somers).


Fractured Air 39: Call Across Rooms (A Mixtape by Julianna Barwick)

To listen on Mixcloud:



01. Moses Sumney ‘Man On The Moon’ [Self-Released]
02. Jessica Pratt ‘Wrong Hand’ [Drag City]
03. Jenny Hval ‘Sabbath’ [Sacred Bones]
04. Helado Negro ‘Young, Latin & Proud’ [Other Music Recording]
05. FKA twigs ‘Closer’ [Young Turks]
06. Hundred Waters ‘Broken Blue’ [Owsla]
07. Wet ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl’ [Neon Gold]
08. Grouper ‘Call Across Rooms’ [Kranky]
09. Arthur Russell ‘Losing My Taste For The Night Life’ [Point Music]

Compiled by Julianna Barwick. The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or their respective record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.




‘Nepenthe’ is available now on Dead Oceans.

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July 14, 2015 at 2:28 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on Feminatronic and commented:
    Courtesy to Fractured Air. Well worth checking out the other varied mixtapes in the collection.


    July 15, 2015 at 9:54 pm

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