Magical, beautifully layered songs by a talented singer

The long-awaited successor to Julia Holter’s acclaimed album Have You in My Wilderness (2015) has finally been released! On Aviary, Holter’s poignant, theatrical singing is accompanied by synths, which in turn are framed by a palette of strings and percussion. Aviary is based on a short story by writer Etel Adnan: ‘I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds’. This story seems straight out of a horror movie, yet is also an excellent metaphor for life in 2018 – dripping with dark notes. So come enjoy her wonderful set filled with storytelling songs and a refined melange of acoustic and electronic elements.