The physicality of this album's creation is an integral part of the creation itself. You can feel Stetson straining to produce the fog horn blasts from his sax in nearly every note. The sound crashes down on you like an avalanche. You don't merely listen to this album. I felt like Stetson's comrade in arms, battling a void that threatens to consume every sound he strains to generate.The experience of the album rewards the effort. The music sounds like battle, but the violence is beautifully heroic. There is..
Back in April 2011 I tuned in to "All Things Considered" on NPR (you can go to the NPR website and listen or download the show from 04/16/11 titled "Colin Stetson: Horn Of Plenty") and heard an interview and samples of Colin Stetson's new cd "New History Warfare Volume 2: Judges" (it is part 2 in a trilogy). I was BLOWN AWAY! The instrumentals were amazing in and of themselves, but then hearing about the recording process and how each song was recorded live in one take using up to 24 mikes in Montreal's ..
WOW WOW WOW!!! I simply LOVE THIS! You have to really REALLY like minmalist compositions and deep emotionally moving music to really get this... it is reminiscent of Philip Glass, who I alove just adore. I suggest listening in a quiet enviroment so you can hear all the subtleties like recirulating breathing technique and a contact mic on his throat (sounds like screaming into a pillow) are just astounding.Colin Stetson's own brand of experimental jazz is just heart-stopping! And Laurie Anderson's work on th..