"Ethereal" is a word overused by music writers, but seldom is it more apt than in the case of Julianna Barwick. The Brooklyn-based artist essentially creates audio stained-glass windows with her sharp, rapturous voice and loads of loops. Although The Magic Place, her first full-length, is the sort of album that'll prick the ears of ambient and new age devotees, we're talking Enya on really good acid here. Could there be a better accompaniment for wandering through the Perlman Gallery? Perhaps in the afterlife.
Thu., March 8, 6 p.m., 2012