In 2011, Julianna Barwick’s third record The Magic Place garnered incredible critical acclaim across the globe. Barwick has worked with a variety of artists ranging from avant-garde composer Ikue Mori to singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten. Most recently, in 2012, she collaborated with Helado Negro on the OMBRE album Believe You Me, which Wire magazine called “a modern avant pop masterpiece.” Barwick has also been commissioned to remix Radiohead’s “Reckoner” and her own music has been remixed by artists ranging from Prince Rama to Diplo.
Most recently, Barwick has performed in several intriguing venues including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.
On March 5, Barwick returns with two new haunting compositions for a 7” single on Suicide Squeeze Records. “Pacing” features Barwick’s voice and layered harmonies, “but it’s a bit of a diversion from the vocal loop-based songs I tend to make” says Barwick. “I absolutely love the piano. I wish I could play it better. For the cover, I chose my friend Peter Coffin’s photograph of a piece he did based on the Newton color scale that corresponds perfectly to the musical scale. I absolutely love the image and it corresponds well with the piano pieces on the single.”
The b-side,”Call,” is a frail and passionate solo piano piece.
“Her ethereal multi-tracked harmonies have the devotional quality of gospel choirs, and the oddball allure of Bjork or Yoko Ono” - New York Times