Los Angeles-based composer/multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter blurs the boundaries between indie music, modern composition, and electronic music in her own work as well as her collaborations; she returns to Brighton with a new album (out via Domino)
Julia Holter is one of the most spell-binding talents making music today. She released her first album, Tragedy, in 2011; a second album Ekstasis, followed in 2012. Holter’s 2013 release, Loud City Song, received widespread critical acclaim and is both a continuation and a furthering of the fiercely singular and focused vision displayed by its predecessors, taking as it does Holter’s rare gift for merging high concept, compositional prowess and experimentation with pop sensibility, and applying it to a set of even more daringly beautiful arrangements and emotionally resonant songs.
Holter’s artistic process is a ceaseless outpouring. She often conceives, writes and records material intended for numerous records at once – recalling and remoulding various strands of ideas and inspiration as the remarkably vivid worlds and the detailed narratives her records conjure come into focus over time.
“Both pristine and deranged, Julia Holter drapes herself in mystery and transforms herself when she takes to the stage.” – The Guardian ****
“Music that’s both haunting and life-affirming, something to make you dream and think.” – Pitchfork