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New History Warfare Vol​.​2: Judges

by Colin Stetson

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James Loves You Colin Stetson makes galaxy-brain music. Truly one of those artists that makes me believe I was born in the right generation! Favorite track: The righteous wrath of an honorable man.
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schachtonthecourt No words 4 how much I love this album no MF WORDS Favorite track: Lord I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
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bigforsk The medium is the message. Incredible album with super visceral sax playing. 9/10. One the few albums that give me a physical reaction when I listen. Favorite track: Lord I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
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Rowdy Vandeventer I didn't enjoy the sounds of saxophones before this album. It's a significant feat to have not only made me thoroughly like them, but to craft an essentially perfect album with one. 10/10 album here. Favorite track: Fear of the unknown and The Blazing Sun.
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Colin Stetson is a horn player of uncommon strength, skill and genre- defying creativity. He composes and performs otherworldly songs that combine a mastery of circular breathing technique with percussive valve- work and reed vocalisations, making a polyphonic solo music that combines influences as diverse as Bach, early metal, American pre-war Gospel, and the explorations of Jimi Hendrix, Peter Brotzman and Albert Ayler.

New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges is Stetson's second solo record and his first for Constellation. Colin has been making his mark as a staggering solo performer for several years now, in front of audiences small and large, from intimate jazz and experimental music venues to big stages, whether opening for Arcade Fire or The National, or playing at jazz and new music festivals like Moers and London Jazz. His talents have been widely recognised and employed by artists as diverse as Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, TV On The Radio and Bon Iver. Colin also plays in Belle Orchestre and Sway Machinery.

The music on New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges was captured entirely live in single takes at Montréal's Hotel2Tango studio, with no overdubs or looping, using over 20 mics positioned close and far throughout the live room. Guest vocals by Laurie Anderson and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) are the only exceptions to this rule, along with one brief french horn piece that was multi-tracked.

The Judges sessions were co-produced by Stetson and Shahzad Ismaily and engineered by Efrim Menuck at the Hotel2Tango, then taken to Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik and mixed by Ben Frost. The result is a highly original, experimental, euphoric record that fires on all levels: a document of a profoundly gifted player, a compositional tour- de-force, and a studio production bursting with intensity and inventiveness.

New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges features cover art by Tracy Maurice and will be issued on CD in custom 100% recycled paperboard gatefold jacket and on Deluxe 180gLP with a limited edition screenprinted poster and a CD copy contained in the first pressing.

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released February 22, 2011

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