I have loved the music of Julia Kent for some time and many may wonder why I would repost her here or have her on an artist page. Simply there has always been a movement in Classical music who have embraced electronic methods and processes to create an overall sound and track. This is an area that I will return to in the future and hey, what the heck – not purely electronic but beautiful.
Courtesy to A Closer Listen for the review
Asperities is as close to commercial as one can get in modern composition without compromise. Accessible yet deep, Julia Kent‘s cello-based music provides an entry point to those who might not otherwise have considered listening to instrumental music. Her new album offers a mix of pensive, emotional tunes and the stringed equivalent of bangers. Credit her background in Rasputina and Antony & the Johnsons for the knowledge of how to walk the line.
Even apart from the music, Kent’s presentation exposes the workings of a complex and mature mind. The cover seems to indicate two personalities cleaving together, or the resolution of duality. The press release describes the album as “the layers of sound peeling back to reveal a beating, bloody human heart.” Contrast this with the majority of releases in the genre, which bend over backwards to be polite. As Kent puts it, “it seems like a particularly dark…
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