The Great Lake Swallows

by Julia Kent & Jean D.L.

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The Great Lake Swallows is a collaboration between Canadian cellist Julia Kent and Belgian guitarist/tape machine manipulator Jean D.L.

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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.

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released August 31, 2018

Julia Kent: Cello
Jean D.L.: Guitar & Tape Machine
Sandrine Verstraete: Field Recordings

Mix & Arrangement by Jerome Mardaga
Mastered by Christophe Albertijn

Recorded at Le Vecteur, Charleroi, Belgium on 30.10.15 by Benoit Nonclercq

Photo by Dominiek Claeys
Artwork layout by Richard Knox
Packaging and printing by SmilingPaperGhosts

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