Julianna Barwick is a Brooklyn-based musician who has self-released two records. 2007's Sanguine, a collection of loop-based vocal arrangements, was made in her bedroom and completely improvised. 2009's Florine EP adheres to the same loop-based, mostly vocal structure with minimal instrumentation. Pitchfork recently recognized her as a 'Rising' artist and named the track 'Bode' from the Florine EP as 'Best New Music.'
Surrogate Channels" is a new, unofficial EP, recorded during the spring and summer of 2012, at Heavenly Bodies in Portland, Oregon. The first track, "Morning, and the Gold Coast" was inspired by the beautiful beaches of Australia, like Byron Bay and Surfer's Paradise. Reflections on mellow times hanging with Lawrence English, getting sunburned, sitting in the waves facing the shore and just floating, breaking into a public pool in Brisbane, 2am bike ride through briz, all the peace that the southern hemisphere brought me during my travels there. The second track, "Surrogate Channels", was recorded in July while I was home for a week with barely any of my gear, save for an almost fully-functioning SQ-1 that Adam Forkner had left on my porch that same week. Way more stressed-out than track one, foreshadowing jams to come on my next full-length.. The B side (or, track 3) was also recorded that same week in July, with the same, weird set of gear. "Controlled by Numbers" is a meditation on the numbers, dates, and symbols that have cycled around my life, and had a strange presence in the back of my mind. Music for unraveling, and re-alignment, beginning at dawn, and ending in the dead of night.