I want to do individual posts on both Julianna Barwick and Ikue Mori at some point, but I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to do a full post in ages. So, for now, I’d just like to share this collaboration between the two of them.
The moment I listened to the above piece, I instantly became a fan of both artists. It’s heavenly, combining the signature styles of two ethereal musicians. There’s nothing earthy or guttural about it, but at the same time it isn’t trite or saccharine. It’s the perfect kind of music to study to, especially if you have two extremely difficult exams approaching next week.
Their combination of delicate blips and clicks, gentle drones and Barwick’s unearthly voice is close to perfect. The only way I could imagine it being any better is if they had teamed up with Grouper and Noveller, too. Maybe that will happen someday, though if it did I could end up losing myself in their clear, soft waves of spaciness for good.