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FACT Mix 316: Julia Holter

FACT Mix 316: Julia Holter

Playing tracks by

Mark So, Jmy dancing , Radio, Walking on Hollywood Blvd., Laura Steenberge and more.

This week’s FACT mix is by Julia Holter, heralding the release of her sophomore album, Ekstasis, courtesy of RVNG Intl.

When we invited Julia to contribute to the FACT mix series, we weren’t expecting her to submit anything ordinary. Even so, we were surprised to be sent thirty minutes of mostly field recordings, stitched together under the title of All My Love For You. If we had to hazard a guess as to who the ‘You’ in question is, we’d venture it’s the city of Los Angeles – the sound of its birds, sidewalks, fire hydrants and radio stations form the backbone of the mix. There are contributions too from local experimental composers like Catherine Lamb, Mark So and Laura Steenberge, all of whom appear to be interested, like Holter, in metaphysics as much as music. It all makes for a vivid, engrossing and enjoyable listen – so don’t be frightened, take the plunge.