Thursday, June 6, 2013

Entertainment For The Braindead - Postcards vol. 3 - Cologne - Songs for the Breathless (2012)


/Alternative, Art pop, Electronic pop, Ethereal pop, Avant-garde, Indietronica, Experimental electronica, Leftfield/

Comment: behind this solo project hides herself Julia Kotowski, a dweller from Cologne, Germany. She started off sometime in the second half of the 00s as a dreamy singer-songwriter/folk indie musician comprised of fragile singing and fingerpicked guitar play. However, Songs for the Breathless is her most innovative album to date - Kotowski introduces microtonal frequencies on the basis of faint IDM-esque rhythms and ghastly, theremin-alike pitched whiffs seamlessly growing out of her angelic singing manner and vowel effects. At times her timbre is to acquire a more distinctive, medieval manner. Highly captivating. Kotowski has an ear to manage the minimal nature of these songs therefore adding even more vibrancy into the mix. Anyway, there can be drawn parallels upon the likes of Iron Like Nylon, Laurie Anderson, Meredith Monk, Kate Bush, Jane Siberry, Liz Fraser. Superb album by any cases.
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