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After years of recording and touring as a member of groups including Rasputina and Antony and the Johnsons, Canadian-born, New York City-based cellist and composer Julia Kent began to create her own music, recording at her home studio using layered and processed cello, electronics, and found sounds. She has released four solo records, the most recent being Asperities on UK label Leaf, and has toured as a solo artist throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at Primavera Sound, Meltdown, the Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg, Unsound, and Mutek. She also writes music for film, theatre, and dance.

On Asperities:

“Darkly evocative”

“The finesse and dexterity of these compositions makes “Asperities” her most complete record to date. Essential.”
Drowned in Sound

“A masterclass in tonal diversity, expressionist narrative and finespun drama… Recommended without reservation, Asperities is an edifying and invigorating spectacle.”
***** The Skinny

Asperities is Julia Kent’s most mesmerizing album. Every moment is shot through with tones that entrance and moods that transfix.”
The Out Door

This is a cinematic journey, meticulously sculpted to keep you on the edge.”
Headphone Commute

Accessible yet deep…Her new album offers a mix of pensive, emotional tunes and the stringed equivalent of bangers.”
A Closer Listen

Julia’s fully devoted to the exploration of the relationship between emotive cello-generated constructions and electronic manipulation. Her new record demonstrates brilliantly how fruitful, fascinating and effective this relationship can be”
Igloo Music