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New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

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Awake on foreign shores
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Judges
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The stars in his head (Dark Lights Remix)
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All the days I've missed you (ILAIJ I)
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From no part of me could I summon a voice
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A dream of water
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Home
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Lord I just can't keep from crying sometimes
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Clothed in the skin of the dead
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All the colors bleached to white (ILAIJ II)
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Red Horse (Judges ll)
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The righteous wrath of an honorable man
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Fear of the unknown and The Blazing Sun
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In love and in justice
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 44:42

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Kevin Whitehead is the longtime jazz critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air” and author of Why Jazz? A Concise Guide (2011), New Dutch Swing (about improvised music in Ams...more »

09.12.11
Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
2011 | Label: Constellation / SC Distribution

Besides touring with Bon Iver and Arcade Fire, Colin Stetson does solo gigs at rock and jazz festivals, playing unaccompanied bass saxophone pieces with big-beat power, clear forms studded with catchy riffs and sequencer-like patterns, and an enormous sound befitting a giant horn. He pulls it off using a battery of techniques from jazz and improvised music, notably circular breathing (to keep blowing continuously, even while inhaling), multiphonics (singing one note, playing another), slap-tonguing, controlled… read more »

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Playlist: Colin Stetson

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

"People still assume I'm a saxophonist firmly footed in the free-jazz world, and that I suddenly tried to do 'the rock thing' with these records," says Colin Stetson, after being asked about the heavier side of his New History Warfare series. "What [critics] don't realize is we're often cranking bands like Liturgy in the back of the bus on Bon Iver tours, or bonding over how we used to listen to [Iron] Maiden when we… more »

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Six Degrees of Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Six Degrees of Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »