It's a curiously welcoming album, one with no pretence, which demands little more than your opened ears.
The results ... are each superior in both melody/harmony and songwriting to anything Barwick has released before.
So while there are few identifiable words here and the titles don't really register, there's a hell of a lot being expressed.
Gorgeous harmonies echo into infinity, rubbing up against only each other, brief touches of instrumentation and occasional rumblings of static.
The Magic Place is a graceful endeavor in harmonizing traditional choral techniques with more explorative abstractions.
Barwick’s meticulously arranged but transcendent music has never been more sophisticated or immersive than on her new LP, The Magic Place.
It kinda creeps me, feels like I'm somewhere lost in a gloomy and malefic church...
|# 19 -||BBC|
|# 28 -||Cokemachineglow|
|# 8 -||FACT Magazine|
|# 9 -||Gorilla vs. Bear|
|# 14 -||Obscure Sound|
|# 24 -||Pitchfork|
|# 47 -||The Line of Best Fit|