Published May 18, 2011Coming off the February release of her album The Magic Place, it's already been a banner year for Brooklyn songstress Julianna Barwick. If you've already gone crazy over her ethereal loop work, you're about to get another dose, as a new collaborative twelve-inch between her and former DNA member Ikue Mori is set for release this spring.
Last fall, Barwick teamed up with the no wave icon to record a completely improvised LP for RVNG Records' FRKWYS series, which centres on experimental collaborations. FRKWYS Vol. 6, which comes out on vinyl June 14 and will be available digitally June 20, features four pieces that the two crafted together during a residency at the White Columns gallery in New York, as well as two bonus cuts.
A particle board cubicle separated the two musicians during that night, which added an extra air of mystery to the improv performance. You can check out a clip of new number "Rejoinder" below.
Each song was tracked and cut on a portable lathe live at the performance. While you could just nab a normal copy of the limited-edition record, you also have a chance to pick up the four lathes used to capture the evening, as well as a book of art, via an auction up on RVNG's site.
The next FRKWYS release is set to be a collaboration between Oneohtrix/Ford & Lopatin member Daniel Lopatin, Laurel Halo, James Ferraro, Samuel Godin, and David Borden.
In other Barwick news, the singer is gearing up for a massive world tour that will get her all around Europe before heading back to North America.
Frkwys Vol. 6
1. "Dream Sequence"
2. "Stalactite Castle"
3. "Rain and Shine at the Lotus Pond"
5. "Breath of Spring" *
6. "Red Aurora" *
* bonus tracks