As for the mixtape, one normally would not expect a Para track to blend into a Julia Holter piece, but Levienaise-Farrouch makes it work. The artist grew up on a diet of Kate Bush and Björk, and for a few years worked at online retailer Bleep.
She began to see walls crumble between modern composition and electronic, vocal and instrumental ~ if the walls were ever there at all. In this mix, she explores juxtapositions that many would avoid, but that seem instinctive in context. And of course there’s an ELF track here ~ “Morphee” from Époques ~ lounging softly in the middle of the mix, holding its own against the glow of elder luminaries. A tip to Vanessa Wagner (with whom she shared a stage) and our dearly missed companion Jóhann Jóhannsson leads to a concluding track from A Winged Victory for the Sullen: a fitting finale, and not one of the tracks we might expect. As Emilie Levinaise-Farrouch’s career continues to develop, we expect to hear even more influences such as these: soothing music with curling corners. And now, we hope you enjoy Organes Electriques!
Para One – Naissance Des Pieuvres
Julia Holter – So Lillies
Hilde Marie Holsen – Lazuli
Alessandro Cortino – Di passaggio
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch – Morphee
Olivier Messiaen – Fête des belles eaux, II/14: Oraison
Carl Stone – Banteay Srey
James McVinnie – O Clavis David (Alex Groves Remix)
Murcof+Vanessa Wagner – Variations for the Healing of Arinushka
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Target
Kelly Lee Owens – Arthur
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – We Played Some Open Chords and Rejoiced, For the Earth Had Circled the Sun yet Another Year