Will, she’s creating songs that sound futuristic and ancient at once, heavy with the gravity of some fundamental truth but weightless and light at the same time. (Think of contemplative Eno tracks such as “Spider and I” or “The Big Ship.”) She’s endlessly versatile, always looking for unexpected opportunities — did you sample her custom Rosabi beer, courtesy of Dogfish Head? and the mirror-pointing-at-a-mirror EP that came with it? — and this off-the-album-cycle performance might be a chance to catch a new musical idea as it comes to life, long before it ends up on her next album. Unrestrained guitar experimentalist LFZ and Lambchop/Silver Jews/Merge Records’ William Tyler — in residence every Monday in August at Zebulon — provide the perfect support.
Julianna Barwick makes music that’s deep, haunting, serene and sometimes overwhelming, if you really let it go to work on you. As documented on last year’s