Julie Byrne | Rooms With Walls and Windows

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Folk: Psych-folk Folk: Alternative Folk Moods: Mood: Dreamy
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Rooms With Walls and Windows

by Julie Byrne

Blending psychedelic & traditional folk elements, Julie Byrne creates a highly personal & quietly mystical world that echoes the early work of Leonard Cohen & Vashti Bunyan.
Genre: Folk: Psych-folk
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1. Wisdom Teeth Song
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2. Young Wife
2:16 $0.99
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3. Attached to Us Like Butcher Wrap
4:35 $0.99
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4. Holiday
2:39 $0.99
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5. Butter Lamb
4:25 $0.99
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6. Piano Music
1:45 $0.99
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7. Prism Song
3:37 $0.99
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8. Marmalade
4:46 $0.99
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9. Vertical Ray
3:02 $0.99
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10. Emeralds
3:12 $0.99
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11. Keep On Raging
3:18 $0.99
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12. Piano Music for Lucy
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Byrne has a remarkable voice, one that is completely unique. Her songs have a pastoral charm, but also resonate with something that could be argued as experimental. It’s the same line that defined Nick Drake’s catalog… they both manage to craft organic, earthy tones that still incorporate a modern storytelling vibe. 10/10”
- Iann Robinson, Crave Online

"Julie Byrne, who recently moved to the northwest from Chicago, crafts elegant, deliberately wrought songs that chronicle memory, hope, and loss using finely crafted lyrics and complex fingerpicked guitar run through delay. The somber, dreamlike quality of her songs is similar to a stripped-down Grouper, with restraint and measure in her deep, unusual vocal timbre."
- Caitlin Roberts, Hungry Cloud Darkening

"The strong vocals, which you might rightfully assume would be pushed up front and center, instead opt to hang back to form a playful and close knit relationship both with the gently plucked guitar tones. as well as, it seems, the sound of the room(s?) the tracks were recorded in. This tight control of vocal inflection, combined with a strong narrative and a frequent direct-address style of songwriting, is extremely evocative and affective. The subjects of the songs are as much relational as they are pastoral, though in that charmingly urban way in which everything natural gains a unique, almost mystical significance."
- Luke Carrell, Impose Magazine

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R. Starphoenix

Holliday - free download, thoughts
I like when the arists give the free download because it gives me a chance to really listen to their music. This one had the very laid back and folky feel to it, as befitting the listed genre for the album. The vocals and instrumentation fit well, my only concern was the background echoing, which detracted from being able to fully enjoy the vocals (I have a very good sound setup now and can catch recording defects like this). I am not a normal listener of this genre though, and had CDbaby's sample play had been working I would've listened to the rest just to get the full flavor of what the artist was trying to convey in their music. Based on this one song, though, it would not entice me to purchase the entire album but I would like to give the artist a second chance by listening to samples should they ever work properly.
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R. Starphoenix

Holliday - free track download, thoughts
I like when the arists give the free download because it gives me a chance to really listen to their music. This one had the very laid back and folky feel to it, as befitting the listed genre for the album. The vocals and instrumentation fit well, my only concern was the background echoing, which detracted from being able to fully enjoy the vocals (I have a very good sound setup now and can catch recording defects like this). I am not a normal listener of this genre though, and had CDbaby's sample play had been working I would've listened to the rest just to get the full flavor of what the artist was trying to convey in their music. Based on this one song, though, it would not entice me to purchase the entire album but I would like to give the artist a second chance by listening to samples should they ever work properly.
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R. Starphoenix

Holliday - free track download, thoughts
I like when the arists give the free download because it gives me a chance to really listen to their music. This one had the very laid back and folky feel to it, as befitting the listed genre for the album. The vocals and instrumentation fit well, my only concern was the background echoing, which detracted from being able to fully enjoy the vocals (I have a very good sound setup now and can catch recording defects like this). I am not a normal listener of this genre though, and had CDbaby's sample play had been working I would've listened to the rest just to get the full flavor of what the artist was trying to convey in their music. Based on this one song, though, it would not entice me to purchase the entire album but I would like to give the artist a second chance by listening to samples should they ever work properly.
Read more...