Julia Holter

Los Angeles based songwriter Julia Holter's songwriting stems from a mythological reverence of that which is incomprehensibly beautiful.  

Her debut album "Tragedy" embraced strains of shimmer and used sparse textures in a narrative context. Her second album "Ekstasis" (RVNG INTL.) followed, becoming one of this year's most talked about releases. While Ekstasis reflects the conventions of her classical training, the album is also uncannily, if unknowingly, poppy.

Ekstasis is an album indulged in beautiful, simple, unfolding life mysteries. "All of these fleeting images and muses are so important," says Holter. "As with the manuscripts, when I see them, I hear voices. I am continually following the voices in the gold leaf. I can't know them, but I will follow their beautiful song."

After giving a solo performance at Unsound Festival New Year earlier this year, Julia will give another special show at Unsound in Krakow, playing with a quintet of string musicians from Sinfonietta Cracovia.



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