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Experimental cellist, singer/songwriter, and visual artist Daniel de Jesús has announced a new album, Un Culto de Uno (A Cult of One). Two songs from the album will be released every week, starting on June 1st. Additionally, de Jesús will be performing a series of virtual concerts to support the album, starting on “the next full moon.”

According to de Jesús’ Bandcamp page

“Un Culto de Uno (A cult of one) is a collection of live performances that awaken the mind & tempt the listener to enter a hallowed space of clarity. de Jesus’ original compositions inextricably weave mysticisms – like those in the classic legends of world myth lore – into the music. The magic captured in these recordings is spellbinding.”

The first two singles from Un Culto de Uno, “Divine Rapture” and “Fuente de Amor,” are available for purchase on Bandcamp. “Divine Rapture” opens with furious cello stabs before de Jesús’ gorgeous tenor provides a soothing presence. Their range, vocal control, and simultaneous cello playing is an incredible showcase of skill and beauty: in the last 30 seconds of the track, de Jesús holds a falsetto note, crescendos, and lets it rapidly devolve into otherworldly undulations, all while bowing a furious cello melody.

“Fuente de Amor,” sung in Spanish, is a similarly beautiful track which also highlights de Jesús’ exquisite voice and cello playing. The track is essentially a duet between one person: the cello provides the lower, full-textured voice, while de Jesus sings delicately above.

Pre-order Daniel de Jesús’ Un Culto de Uno and listen to “Divine Rapture” and “Fuente de Amor” here.

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