Julie Sokolow doesn't need much to express herself. To record Something About Violins, she used nothing more than her voice, an inexpensive acoustic guitar , and the built-in microphone on her Macintosh G4 Powerbook. In doing so, she has turned on its head the old adage that lofi is the provenance of analog fetishists. She has also created a work of great and unusual beauty.
Using contrasting melodies and vocal textures, she rehashes the most painful, disappointing, and embarrassing episodes of… read more
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