new history warfare volume 2

Fear Of The Unknown And The Blazing Sun
Colin Stetson
Fear Of The Unknown And The Blazing Sun

Colin Stetson - Fear of the Unknown and the Blazing Sun

Listening to Colin’s latest album “New History Warfare: Volume 2 - Judges” today I was struck that the man coupled with a suitable creative mind could create the most interesting acoustic (i.e. not programmed) dance music. That thought is only borne out here by his clear ability to use his sax to create a solid rhythm and mesmerising melodic riff. Over it, Laurie Anderson speaks about empathy and otherworldly things, and Shara Worden’s normally soaring voice is no less engaging at it intones its way through the latter half of the track, Stetson’s rhythm clacking and limping like faulty clockwork. Why can’t I stop listening to this?