Fat Cat's 130701 present the new LP from the classical cellist Resina. Having cut her teeth as part a host of influential groups including Kings of Caramel, Cieslak and Princess, Nathalie And The Loners and Anthony Chorale, for her self-titled album she stays fully attuned to a singular sound. Built around her solo cellist compositions, she airs an experimental edge that crosses the avant-garde with a modern classical discipline. Now while this has been done many times before, the expertise with which she crafts out the sounds will stand as a testament to her musicianship and skills. Very warmly recommended for anyone to Erased Tapes, All Saints and InFiné.
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Resina is the alias of Karolina Rec, a cellist and composer based in Warsaw, Poland.
Born 1982, Karolina graduated from the Music Academy in Gdansk and the University of Gdansk. Active in Poland’s independent music scene since the late ’00s, she was co-founder / collaborator of some of Poland’s most influential alternative bands: Kings of Caramel, Cieslak and Princess, Nathalie And The Loners, Anthony Chorale and more. She has featured on numerous album releases and soundtracks (including the Oscar-nominated ‘Rabbit a la Berlin’), and has been the author of a dozen music productions for theatre. A compulsive live artist, Karolina’s style is primarily characterized by personal language of improvisation and alternative approach to melody. She has collaborated with Scott McCloud, Paul Brody, Piotr Kurek, Coldair, Scianka and many other artists. Resina was signed to 130701 in February 2016, having sent in a hugely impressive demo. Her self-titled debut album is a result of experiments with cello and simple electronic tools – sometimes close to the form of song; sometimes based more on powerful, intuitive impressions but always marked by the desire to use non-obvious characteristics of the instrument. It is set for release later in 2016.