Saturday November 19th
& special guest: Circuit des Yeux
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Genuinely exceptional and entrancing album, opaque but effective, filled with beautiful, skewed songs, unconventional without ever feeling precious or affected. From the title downwards, you’re struck by the sense of an artist who once seemed austere and forbidding beckoning you into their world. It’s an invitation that’s hard to resist. – The Guardian *****
An Ambitious triump – The Observer ****
An intense emotional affair. – NME ****
…sounds range widely, from French impressionist classical music and 17th-century madrigals to Talk Talk's jazz-infused post-rock, from the avant music-drama of Robert Ashley and Meredith Monk, to the pop songwriting that evolved in the hills of her Los Angeles hometown in the 1970s… But what ultimately makes Have You in My Wilderness transcendent – and unique in Holter’s catalogue – is its intimacy. – Pitchfork Best New Music 8.4
2015’s Have You In My Wilderness is the fourth full length album by Los Angeles artist Julia Holter, and her most intimate album yet. The album was ubiquitous in critics’ end-of-year lists: it was chosen as the best album of 2015 by Mojo and Uncut, and in the top five by the Guardian, the Sunday Times, Loud and Quiet, Q and the Wire.
Recorded in her hometown over one year, and once again crafted with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Cole Greif-Neill, the album follows 2013's Loud City Song and two much-lauded previous titles: Ekstasis (2012) and Tragedy (2011).
Have You in My Wilderness was written from the heart – warm, dark and raw – and explores love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar in pop music, Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic, with some of the most sublime and transcendent music she has ever written. Like Holter’s previous albums,Have You in My Wilderness is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians.
Have You in My Wilderness is also Holter’s most sonically intimate album, with her vocals front and centre in the mix, lifted out of the layers of smeared, hazy effects. The result is striking: clear and vivid, but disarmingly persona.