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Type of music generally:
Ethereal beautiful & fierce, evocative experimental alternative pop
Most recent release, Have You in My Wilderness (2015)
Julia Holter's site
She's not really like anyone (she's sui generis and someone I would be counting as a goddess if we still did such things as counting musical goddesses, but there are touches of Virginia Astley, Stina Nordenstam, (though Holter is definitely more lively), perhaps Laurie Anderson's songs. She certainly has a similar musical and intellectual curiousity to Laurie Anderson. I don't see the My Brightest Diamond connection, but then, I'm not a fan of that artist so don't take my word for it. (Neile)
I only know about her what I found in allmusic: California born and bred, from a musical family, and graduated from CalArts having studied electronic music. She likes playing around with deeply cerebral themes (most recently ancient Greeks). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comments about live performance:
Just came back from seeing Julia Holter perform in Brooklyn. Wow! Thanks to all for talking her up.
Recommended first album:
They're all good, but Have You in My Wilderness is her most popular album to date
Wide in U.S.
Julia Holter—instruments, vocals
Corey Granet—guitar (1)
I loved this album from the start, but it took a while before I found it truly compelling. It's definitely one of those albums that gets better and better with each listen. It's complex and gorgeous with lovely evocative instrumentation and vocals and enough of a touch of experimentation to make it truly unique. A stunner. (Neile)
Loud City Song
Julia Holter—keyboards, vocals
Cole Marsden Greif Neill and Julia Holter
One of the best albums of the year. (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Have You in My Wilderness
Cole MGN and Julia Holter
What a brilliant album. It's a knock-out: impressionistic, intelligent, full of lovely moments, and utterly gorgeous throughout. It was my favourite album of the year and to my surprise that of many critics as well, including Mojo magazine. (Neile)
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Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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