AFTER YEARS SPENT PERFORMING and recording with other artists and groups, Canadian-born, New York City-based Julia Kent found her own voice with her solo debut, Delay, an exploration of the private emotional worlds that exist within the disjunctions
and disorientations of travel, hailed for its "lovely, melancholy" compositions, full of "aching romanticism...rich melodicism, and detailed arrangements." She toured to support it throughout Europe
and North America, and subsequently released an EP, Last Day in July.
In her new solo record, Green and Grey, she uses looped and layered cello, electronics, and field recordings to explore the intersections between the human world and the natural world, the melding of the technological and the organic, the patterns and repetitions that exist in nature and are mirrored in human creations, and the complexity and fragility of our relationships with one another and with the world that surrounds us.
"A beautiful album, and one that in this age of ersatz unit shifters and careerist posturings stands out as a deeply personal and committed work by a highly talented musician."
"Elegant and intense..."
"Julia Kent plays cello with the painfully bitter sweet pensive finesse for which it was designed."