Loud City Song - DOMINO
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Jon Pruett on August 23, 2013
Julia Holter’s first deep dive into the studio is a headphone-friendly marriage of songwriting and quiet architecture. Tragedy and Ekstasis were expertly crafted collections that lifted from new-age sky-gazing and layered Cocteau Twins–esque sound sculpture. And here, Holter shows an even greater grasp, building up tracks into a fusion between the early vocal Eno records and Joni Mitchell’s divisive Hissing of Summer Lawns. Everything comes together, creating an album as deep and wide as the vistas it conjures up.