Julianna Barwick (2014)

Brooklyn, NY

Simultaneously ambient and intense, Barwick's almost wordless voice-scapes drift and morph slowly, like clouds full of electricity. Accompanied only by her own keyboard playing and, sometimes, by pulsing, echoing guitars, she loops her voice in reverberant layers, conjuring a kind of Gregorian fever-dream that Tolkien's elves might spin at an after-hours chillout party.