julia holter – have you in my wilderness (2015)

On her magnificent fourth LP, Julia Holter wrote in fragments that continue to capture intrigue despite rarely arriving anywhere definite. Destinations are simply not the object of this record: it is a heavenly, drifting journey that weaves elegantly through elements of art and dream pop. The beautifully judged production enables the instrumentation to take on a gossamer quality without any fear of being torn apart. To make music ornate and weightless is a near-impossible task that requires immaculate execution. HYIMW could so easily have been made watery and docile by half-baked ideas. Instead, it arrives completely and with a singular, moving voice. 

28/30

A favourite: ‘Vazquez’

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