Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399


Three flaky computers down and I finally get to review this bewitching Ikue Mori / Julianna Barwick collaboration. Recorded improvised-style for a month long residency at White Columns Gallery in New York, this takes the form of swooping new-age choral effect vocals underpinned with all manner of twittering android glitches, acrobatic chirruping and vintage progressive sou ...

LP £16.99 FRKWYS06LP

Limited split LP on RVNG Int.

Sold out. If you have recently ordered it and it is delayed, please check our order tracking tool for more information before trying to contact us.



YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS


REVIEWS

Frkwys Vol. 6 by Julianna Barwick & Ikue Mori
1 review. Write a review for us »
8/10 Brian Staff review, 11 August 2011

Three flaky computers down and I finally get to review this bewitching Ikue Mori / Julianna Barwick collaboration. Recorded improvised-style for a month long residency at White Columns Gallery in New York, this takes the form of swooping new-age choral effect vocals underpinned with all manner of twittering android glitches, acrobatic chirruping and vintage progressive sound-art scrunch. My favourite piece is 'Rain & Shine at the Lotus Pond' which sounds like a manic electronic aviary being soothed by the heavenly voice of an ethereal princess. Barwick's vocals are very much of the Inca Ore/Fursaxa school but less witchy and creepy, more comforting. Not as ghostly and smudged as Liz Harris's either but you get the picture. Gorgeous tones from a champion vocal seductress!! The charming underlying racket is most fascinating too. This is not at all like the clattering free-jazz percussive racket with which Ikue made her name in such legends as DNA. What we have here is a highly experimental stew of spacious astronomic synthesis and subtle frequency manipulation which fires off at obtuse angles against the ever dream-like aura of the voice. This is probably one of the most interesting records to hit the shabby office hi-fi this week, it's a surprisingly relaxing and intimate listen, evolving deliciously over the course of the four pieces. This meeting of zen-like feminine minds is probably not going to be repeated any time soon and more than amply showcases their combined talents, creating new ambient shapes and soundscapes for an ever-hungry audience demanding something a little special and different.


PRESS RELEASE

What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.


EMAIL ALERTS

Your email address will not be abused or shared.