Thursday, September 3, 2009

Julia Kent "Delay"

Julia Kent is a spectacular canadian cellist that has played in various notable musical groups: Rasputina (an all-cello group, that started in Brooklyn, New York, in 1992), Antony and the Johnsons and Larsen (which I've seen her play live at Galeria Zé dos Bois, along with the whole Larsen band and Little Annie / Annie Anxiety).
Her first solo album, Delay, was released in 2007 and is an excellent audible masterpiece: "Cello music for the emotionally weary traveler" says a reviewer of KFJC radio. It was released on Important Records, which is also the record label of the italian group Larsen. Like the cover points out, this music seems to pick up influences from the tiring routine of a traveler, jumping from airport to airport, with some jet lags to blur the hours of a musician's tour. It has various interludes, which I presume are recordings of people walking by and speaking on airports, you can hear steps, shopping carts, and other objects recorded accidentally (or not).
This album surely portrays the disorienting feeling of being in transition yet going nowhere. That can be renamed as "Delay".

Her album is available here.
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You can hear a song featured on her album below:

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