Jo Quail releases new video for Mandrel Cantus

Jo Quail
(Image credit: Simon Kallas)

Renowned cellist and composer Jo Quail has released a new music video for her track Mandrel Cantas, which you can watch below. The song is taken from her latest album, Exsolve which was released last week.

"Mandrel Cantus is the second track on Exsolve and the performance footage was filmed by Simon Kallas whilst creating the four excerpt videos for the rest of the album," Quail tells Prog. "Mike Fletcher is in Dunsborough, WA, and I work with Mike on many projects, both my own videos and soundtracks for his work as a landscape videographer and filmmaker. Mike blended his unique imagery to Simon's footage,  not only complementing the existing four visuals of Exsolve but also conjoining the look and feel from previous album videos too. Much of what I do is inspired by landscape, and the internal or psychological mirror of this too, our own personal 'map' if you like, and this video encapsulates that completely."

Following her 2015 tour with post rocker Caspian, Quail has moved further into the left-field and dark rock area, appearing at this year's ArcTanGent and Tramlines festivals, as well as at the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown festival on the Southbank. She has also recently toured Europe with Mono.

She will support the Prog Award-nominated Myrkur on her forthcoming European tour. They will play:

Sweden Stockholm Vasateatern - December 3
Norway Oslo John Dee - 4
Sweden Gothenburg Pustervik - 5
Denmark Aarhus Voxhall - 7
Denmark Copenhagen Pumpehuset - 8
Poland Poznan U Bazyla - 10
Poland Krakow Kwadrat - 11
Hungary Budapest Durer Kert - 13
Austria Vienna Arena - 14
Netherlands Tilburg 013 KZ - 16
UK London The Dome - 18
UK Bristol The Fleece - 19
UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms - 20
UK Glasgow The Great Eastern - 21
UK Manchester Gorilla - 22

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.