Julianna Barwick
Unveils video for New Single, ‘One Half’ 
STREAM Nepenthe released on 19th August via Dead Oceans
Headline show at London's St Giles Church 29th August
Nepenthe
Release Date: 19th August 2013
Label: Dead Oceans
Format: CD/ LP / DL
TRACKLISTING
01. Offing
02. The Harbinger
03. One Half
04. Look Into Your Own Mind
05. Pyrrhic
06. Labyrinthine
07. Forever
08. Adventurer of the Family
09. Crystal Lake
10. Waving To You
LINKS
 
"this is an album of joyously abstracted rapture, trading earthbound sorrows for a narcotic serenity and soul-stirring beauty that leaves the real world feeling reassuringly distant." MOJO
 
"This is the exquisite album ....." Drowned In Sound 

"A special album from a special artist, ‘Nepenthe’ is, indeed, an album that leaves thoughts of others absent as it plays out its otherworldly dance." Clash

"hauntingly beautiful " The Guardian
On the eve of the release of her new album Nepenthe,  Julianna Barwick has unveiled the sublime video for single "One Half" via the Guardian. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Zia Anger. The remarkable track,  the first ever to feature definitive lyrics from Barwick,  slowly builds from icicle tones before Barwick melts her vocals into the song's stream. From there, the sounds layer and swirl, flooding, rushing forward, swelling the banks and then withdrawing again as suddenly as a summer cloudburst.
The video is an exquisite accompaniment, in Zia’s own words; “Julianna's music, to me, evokes such a supernatural mind state - an existence that is without a principal body of laws. Because of this I wanted to make something that was lawless, that indulged the subconscious and also remained unexplainable. I'm fully aware of how tripped out this sounds but what is a music video if not at it's core something without rules.”  
Barwick will release Nepenthe, her third full-length album, on Dead Oceans on 19th August. Recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the dark cold days of February with Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex), Nepenthe is about the sensation of moving forward to find a way through difficult times and retain a feeling of hope. During recording, Somers, who produced & engineered the record, brought in local Icelandic musicians who turned out to make crucial contributions: string ensemble Amiina, guitarist Róbert Sturla Reynisson from múm, and a choir of teenage girls.
 
Nepenthe is a work of art that is equal parts force and sheer beauty. The songs on it are an intimate and radiant array of light-dappled choral works, drawing a powerful sense of hope from the depths of despair. 
 
Julianna has also announced her record release show, to be held at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan on August 20,  and to feature a hugely exciting array of special guests, more details on this shortly. This will be followed by a headline show at London’s St. Giles Church on August 29th and an appearance at End of the Road festival in Somerset, and then a tour with Sigur Ros in the US later in the year.
UK SHOWS
 
29-Aug UK London St Giles Church
31-Aug UK Dorset End of The Road (Tipi Stage,  4pm)
 
Gold Star PR
Wyastone Business Park, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, NP25 3SR
Tel: 01600 892 690 
 
    

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