Thing of the Day
Julia Kent's green and grey
player Julia Kent has released her second solo album; more notions of
the shifting balance of the green and the grey, leaf growth and the
greening of the man-made. Graceful beauty, field-sounds, strings,
JULIA KENT – Green And Grey (Tin Angel) – Some rather relaxing, yet rather elegantly challenging, cello-fuelled classical warmth. We’re told New York-based Canadian Julia Kent’s instrumental composition is inspired by the interactions of the natural world and the human world, the green and the grey. Loops and layers of very natural, organic sounding cello, delicate electronic textures, unobtrusive field recordings, warm reflective movement, gentle gliding strings. There's not really a feeling of the grey and the green battling or pushing against each other, more existing together; it does sound like, in Julia’s quite personal world, the organicness of the green is retaining the power in a graceful way, more notions of the Captain’s Table and the taking back, of trillian green. Do rather like how the low mechanical clunk I could hear was actually part of the music and not outside the door here in the city we live in... clever production, clever details.
Julia Kent is probably best known for her part played in
cello-rock pioneers Rasputina,
she’s also part of Antony
and the Johnsons. This second solo album is really where
Julie Kent is establishing her own detailed fingerprint, however, a
follow on to Delay
and her own rather lovely melancholy, rich warmth, considered
romanticism, fragile intersections. No collaborators “other than the
insects, weather, and wind sounds that create a sort of exoskeleton for
the music”. Beautifully graceful classical music, refined strings,
elegant melancholy, slowly evolving leaf growth, beautiful space,
gracefully soothing… Graceful.
Green And Grey is out on May16th – www.tinangelrecords.co.uk
Trillian green:The process of nature taking over man-made things.
For more notions of trillion green and the Captain’s Table, we suggest you explore a slice of 80’s English freefesti band Webcore…