Julia Holter is opening new doors in music. Her being an avant-garde artist – as Joanna Newsom and so many others were in their day – shouldn’t keep anyone from enjoying her magic. She manages to combine the most difficult, cutting-edge currents of music - from jazz to electronic experimentation and classical minimalism - to create a graceful, seductive pop form. Her melodies etch themselves into your memory and her landscapes are dreamy. Her previous work, “ Tragedy ”, was brilliant, but “ Ekstasis ” is better. I am certain that we are looking at a new classic. So far no one else has put out an album as ambitious, beautiful and complex as this one.
Opinión a favor del No por Robert Gras
On my scale of values, right now she isn’t number 1. I hope nobody wants to hear a harsh criticism of “ Ekstasis ” here: I adore the album. But in her same league, that of making pop an attractive cutting-edge style with frolics into the world of dreams, “ Visions ” by Grimes seems like a more complete album to me. What one can take Julia Holter to task for is that gauzy ambient that she wraps everything in: where some see Laurie Anderson, I can see Enya. At times there is more new age than I would like (an imbalance that Grimes makes up for with moments that are almost techno). It is a high 8, but not a 9.