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Holter, Julia / Aviary
Album:Aviary Collection:General
Artist:Holter, Julia Added:10/2018
Label:Domino Recording Company 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-02-14 Pull Date:2019-04-18 
Week Ending:21 Apr14 Apr7 Apr24 Mar10 Mar3 Mar24 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 11, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler (rebroadcast from Mar 8, 2019)
Words I Heard
4.Apr 09, 2019:Attitude Adjustment
I Shall Love 2
2.Apr 18, 2019:Being as an ocean
Turn The Light On
5.Apr 04, 2019:Alien Hour (Demo)
I Shall Love 2
3.Apr 13, 2019:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
6.Mar 22, 2019:KZSU Time Traveler
Words I Heard

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-02-11 
This 5th album by Holter, from Los Angeles, is an ethereal work of art. Think math rock, but translated into experimental pop incorporating a myriad of instruments, including keyboard, harp, violin, bagpipes, drums, and guitar. Each song sounds different and timeless. A line by writer Etel Adnan influenced the concept of memories flying around, as Holter wrote this album: “I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds.”
All FCC clean. Try Disc 1: Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7 + Disc 2: Tracks 5, 6.

RIYL: Saint Vincent, CocoRosie, Grimes’s first two albums, Marnie Stern

Disc 1:
*1) Turn the Light On - 4:16 – Booming medley of harp, keyboard, & percussion with POWERFUL vocals. Would make a great start to play on your show. Starts to fade at 3:58.
*2) Whether - 2:58 – Carnivalesque organ sound, staccato singing. False stops from 2:00-2:25.
*3) Chaitius – 8:10 – Sounds medieval, with strings, trumpet, bagpipes, & haunting “ah-ahh-aaaaahhhhs.” Dramatic change in tone at 4:50.
4) Voce Simul - 6:34 – Fluid plucks of harp, echoing vocals.
5) Everyday Is an Emergency - 7:45 – Cacophonous, shrieking woodwinds & bagpipes. False stop at 3:56 before transitioning to slow, brooding piano & quiet singing.
6) Another Dream - 6:07 – Layers of keyboard chords, heavenly vocals & chirping harp. Gets drone-y from 5:30 on.
*7) I Shall Love 2 – 5:18 – Romantic celestial beat. Tambourine, drums, violin & guitar too.

Disc 2:

1) Underneath the Moon - 6:49 – Theatrical, bouncy noises underneath poetic, chant-like vocals. False fade out at 4:32.
2) Colligere - 6:11 – Atmospheric violin & keyboard, & then halting vocals from 1:50 on.
3) In Gardens’ Muteness - 6:36 – Slow piano, hushed vocals.
4) I Would Rather See - 4:51 – Solemn, drawn out singing with sound of accordion (?).
*5) Les Jeux to You – 6:18 – Raspy piano, paired with a pop-y beat at times. Speeds up midway. Ends at 6:13.
**6) Words I Heard – 6:39- Absolutely beautiful & cinematic (albeit slow) from start to finish, across vocals, violin, & piano.
7) I Shall Love 1 – 5:09 – Thunderous bagpipes, maracas (?), piano, & chants of “I shall looovvee.” Abrupt end at 5:03.
8) Why Sad Song – 6:07 – Sparse piano chords, melancholy singing. Fades out at 5:46.

Track Listing
1.Turn The Light On 9.Colligere
2.Whether 10.In Gardens' Muteness
3.Chaitius 11.I Would Rather See
4.Voce Simul 12.Les Jeux To You
5.Everyday Is An Emergency 13.Words I Heard
6.Another Dream 14.I Shall Love 1
7.I Shall Love 2 15.Why Sad Song
8.Underneath The Moon 16.I Shall Love 2 (Radio Edit)