Last month avant-garde cellist Julia Kent released her excellent, PopMatters-approved new album Asperities, and she now has put out a beautifully shot video for the mournful track “Flag of No Country”, which was directed by Enrico Salmasi.
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Prior to the 18 December DVD release of the final season of the NBC cult series Hannibal, Lakeshore Records will release two soundtrack albums on 11 December. A highlight of Volume One is the fantastic “Snake Charmer”, performed by the great Marc Almond with devilish, delicious flamboyance, which can be heard below.
Singer-songwriter Rachael Sage has just released a new single called “Hanukkah in the Village”, which not only celebrates the Jewish holiday but playfully offers a fun glimpse of her Greenwich Village neighbourhood. Even better, she’s put together an absolutely gorgeous lyric video featuring a dazzling array of antiques and creatively designed menorahs.
Atlanta-based cellist Nick Takenobu Ogawa, who performs under the name Takénobu, is set to release his new album Reversal on 12 February, and as you can hear on his new single “Curtain Call”, he utilizes his cello in such a way to create some engaging and rather beautiful orchestral pop. Which, of course, bodes very well for the rest of the album.