Julia Holter

In the Same Room

BY Zack FenechPublished Mar 29, 2017

Julia Holter's first live album, In the Same Room, borrows its apt title from a song off of her sophomore release, Ekstasis. It's also the debut of a new live recording series initiated by Domino Records. Titled Documents, the series is inspired by the classic live BBC sessions.
For the Julia Holter enthusiast, In the Same Room is an essential addition to the avant-garde musician's colourful catalogue. It doesn't succumb to the typical qualities of a live album, and embraces a sound that reaches for a more intimate approach.
In the Same Room recollects songs from Holter's gorgeous catalogue, mostly from 2013's Loud City Song and 2015's Have You in My Wilderness, their subtle, ornamented sound evoking an orchestral warm up that uses her recorded originals as blueprints.
These re-workings reaffirm her as a tour-de-force and an example of a truly one-of-a-kind musician whose music stands at the crossroads of high art and popular music.

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