JULIA KENT & JEAN D.L. - The Great Lake Swallows
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.
• CD // Limited edition of 175. Housed in a double-panel, hand-silkscreen-printed card sleeve with two printed card inserts. Recycled card used throughout and placed in an eco-friendly outer plastic bag. Each item is individually printed, cut, assembled, numbered and packaged by SmilingPaper Ghosts at Gizeh HQ. A download code is inserted for access to a lossless, digital version.
• DIGITAL // Visit our Bandcamp page to purchase digital items in Lossless/MP3 format.
This record forms the seventh release in Gizeh Records' 'Dark Peak' series, a collection of limited CD editions, housed in special hand-crafted, eco-friendly packaging, designed and assembled by SmilingPaperGhosts at Gizeh HQ.