Los Angeles-based composer/multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter blurs the boundaries between indie music, modern composition, and electronic music. On early releases such as 2011's Tragedy, she combined bedroom recordings of droning electronics and distant vocals with inspirations as cultured as Euripides' play Hippolytus. On every album, the scope of her music grew; she incorporated chamber pop and the words of Virginia Woolf and Frank O'Hara on 2012's Ekstasis and engaged with Gigi -- both Colette's short story and Vincente Minelli's 1958 film -- on 2013's bustling Loud City Song. Holter's embrace of traditional pop structures reached a peak on 2015's acclaimed Have You in My Wilderness, but with 2018's double-album Aviary, she underscored just how vital experimentation was to her ambitious, uncompromising music. Born in Milwaukee and ...
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