Florine [EP] - Julianna Barwick
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  • Summary: The second EP for the singer was inspired by music she heard in church.
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  1. Florine feels bracingly intimate and original, in its hieroglyphic way.
  2. As amazing as Florine is, an entire LP or even another EP of exactly the same thing would probably become tiresome. The fact that she has carved out a rather unique niche is a rare feat, but expanding her sound will only make her more formidable.
  3. Dizzying and beautiful at once, it is unlike anything else from 2009.
  4. Barwick’s angelic voice channels whale song, her textless mantras capture a serene ambience, and her ear for arrangement are far beyond her years. Most impressive, though, is Barwick's relentless inventiveness: Florine is unlike anything you will hear this year.
  5. Aficionados of ambient music might moan over Florine’s sometimes frustrating lack of low end, but for those with an open mind, a long drive, and/or a large joint, Barwick provides one of this winter’s prettiest half-hours.
  6. It’s music that, outside of a live setting where one has the benefit of watching her assemble her loops, calls for patience, and it’s difficult to anticipate under what circumstances her techniques could lend themselves to something either more ambitious or longer in form or structure.
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  1. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    Before the release of her beautiful and unearthly The Magic Place, Julianna Barwick amazed the world with her second EP titled Florine. Itâ