• julia kent Character (LP, £14.25)

    label: leaf

    Originally released in 2013, Character is New York-based cellist and arranger Julia Kent’s third solo album, and was her first for The Leaf Label. The vinyl edition has been out of print for several years, and is being re-pressed in anticipation of Kent’s latest album, to be released by Leaf this autumn Kent’s richly layered cello and environmental recordings coalesce into a gorgeous, cinematic whole – an instrumental oasis in a cluttered musical world Described as “elegant and intense” and “deeply personal”, her work possesses an emotional resonance that sets it apart Vancouver-born Kent first rose to prominence in the mid 90s in the original line-up of all cello trio Rasputina Since then she has worked with numerous groups and musicians, both as a cellist and arranger, most notably, with Anthony And The Johnsons, Stars Of The Lid and Swans Kent’s first two solo albums, Delay (2007) and Green and Grey (2011) were released by Important Records in North America Her most recent album Asperities was released in 2015 on The Leaf Label. A1. Ebb A2. Transportation A3. Flicker A4. Tourbillon A5. Fall B1. Kingdom B2. Only Child B3. Intent B4. Salute B5. Nina And Oscar

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