Julia Kent - Green and grey (Tin Angel Records)

Julia Kent - Green and grey (Tin Angel Records)

This second album by the Canadian (she used to be part of the Antony and the Jonsons touring band) might sound a bit off-putting on paper - solo cello, layered, with field recordings. Don't be put off, it's one of the most beautiful instrumental collections you'll hear in a while. For example, the cinematic poise of Pleiades. Or the gorgeous thrum of Acquario's opening bars with background lapping water, followed by the romantic sweep of several entwined cello parts. The majestic Overlook makes me think of tragic French films. Simply, it's beautiful, beautiful music. Highly recommended.

Interview from 2009:


Playing Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, May 26-28

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