Album artwork for New History Warfare Volume 2 - Judges by Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson is the super- sessioneer saxophonist for acts like Arcade Fire and TV On The Radio. Stetson approaches his solo work with one foot firmly rooted in a pop sensibility, harmonically and in terms of overall song structure a sensibility on fine display in longer pieces like 'Judges', 'the stars in his head (dark lights remix)', 'clothed in the skin of the dead' and 'fear of the unknown and the blazing sun'. he can paint short, ecstatic spirals of rapid-fire ostinati that move through the entire range of the instrument, full of subtle rhythmic shifts and filigree, as with 'the righteous wrath of an honourable man', 'from no part of me could I summon a voice' and 'a dream of water', all of which clock in at the 2-3 minute range (and the last of which features a spoken word vocal by laurie anderson). colin can also shred, especially when rallying the full force of the bass saxophone, whether in the foghorn blasts that open the album or the gasping syncopated pulse of 'red horse (judges ii)'. the seamless, steamy, multi-timbral drone that underpins shara worden's guest vocal on 'lord i just can't keep from crying sometimes' demonstrates another side of colin's mastery and sensibility. the result is a highly original, experimental, euphoric record that fires on all levels: a document of an astoundingly strong and gifted player; a compositional tour-de-force; and a studio production bursting with intensity and inventiveness. the cd comes in a custom gatefold jacket printed on 100% recycled 18pt ccnb paperboard in full colour with a matte uv varnish.

Colin Stetson

New History Warfare Volume 2 - Judges

Constellation
Album artwork for New History Warfare Volume 2 - Judges by Colin Stetson
LP

£27.99

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Released 21/07/2023Catalogue Number

CST075LP

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Colin Stetson

New History Warfare Volume 2 - Judges

Constellation
Album artwork for New History Warfare Volume 2 - Judges by Colin Stetson
LP

£27.99

Black
Released 21/07/2023Catalogue Number

CST075LP

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Colin Stetson is the super- sessioneer saxophonist for acts like Arcade Fire and TV On The Radio. Stetson approaches his solo work with one foot firmly rooted in a pop sensibility, harmonically and in terms of overall song structure a sensibility on fine display in longer pieces like 'Judges', 'the stars in his head (dark lights remix)', 'clothed in the skin of the dead' and 'fear of the unknown and the blazing sun'. he can paint short, ecstatic spirals of rapid-fire ostinati that move through the entire range of the instrument, full of subtle rhythmic shifts and filigree, as with 'the righteous wrath of an honourable man', 'from no part of me could I summon a voice' and 'a dream of water', all of which clock in at the 2-3 minute range (and the last of which features a spoken word vocal by laurie anderson). colin can also shred, especially when rallying the full force of the bass saxophone, whether in the foghorn blasts that open the album or the gasping syncopated pulse of 'red horse (judges ii)'. the seamless, steamy, multi-timbral drone that underpins shara worden's guest vocal on 'lord i just can't keep from crying sometimes' demonstrates another side of colin's mastery and sensibility. the result is a highly original, experimental, euphoric record that fires on all levels: a document of an astoundingly strong and gifted player; a compositional tour-de-force; and a studio production bursting with intensity and inventiveness. the cd comes in a custom gatefold jacket printed on 100% recycled 18pt ccnb paperboard in full colour with a matte uv varnish.