JULIA KENT & JEAN D.L.
The Great Lake Swallows
Catalogue # - GZH84DP
Release date - 31.08.18
Format - CD / DL
For fans of - Hildur Guðnadóttir / Stars of the Lid / Hauschka / Rafael Anton Irisarri
The Great Lake Swallows is a collaboration between Canadian cellist Julia Kent and Belgian guitarist/tape machine manipulator Jean D.L.
Recorded in Charleroi, Belgium in 2015 during a video installation with Sandrine Verstraete, the music was created using field recordings, processed guitar and cello and serves as a soundtrack to the video of the same name.
The album is an aching, ambient wonderland that ensues beauty at every turn. It was built as a whole and, indeed, should be consumed as a whole. The repetition is hypnotising, a lulling sense of calm entwined in hints of unease that flows seamlessly in and out of sleepy melodies and broken drones. Unfolding over a brief twenty-six minutes, The Great Lake Swallows cannot out-stay its welcome. Everything contained within feels necessary, each movement informing the next, a conversation between two outstanding musicians.
1 • Part One
2 • Part Two
3 • Part Three
4 • Part Four
• First edition of 175 copies
• CD sleeve hand-printed on recycled stock
• Part of Gizeh's Dark Peak Series