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Colin Stetson / Sarah Neufeld collaboration LP

posted Jul 8, 2015, 10:43 PM by Vu Nguyen

Photo Credit: Scott Irvine and Kim Meinelt
The gorgeous new record from musical masterminds Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld is out next week via Constellation Records and you can stream the record in its entirety over at FADER who write, "Violinist Sarah Neufeld and saxophone extraordinaire Colin Stetson have done plenty of out-there stuff on their own, but their new collaborative LP Never were the way she was is some seriously crazy-sounding shit, with low drones, tone webs, and guttural inflections making for an experimental album that's as physical as it is otherworldly."

Stetson and Neufeld give some background on the new album telling us, "Never were the way she was is guided by the metaphorical narrative of the life of a girl who ages slow as mountains; excited, exalted, and ultimately exiled in her search for a world that resembles her experience," the pair told FADER. "The album's expansive sonic trajectory and multiplicity of structures and voicings belies the fundamental economy of two acoustic instruments combining in real time. The result is a musical chronicle that powerfully establishes its own spatial and temporal horizon, a soundtrack that requires no images but profoundly compels the imaginative."

Never were the way she was charts an expansive sonic trajectory with a multiplicity of structures and voicings that belies the fundamental economy of two acoustic instruments combining in real time. The resulting musical chronicle powerfully establishes its own spatial and temporal horizon; Stetson and Neufeld offer up an impressively immersive integration of composition, performance, timbre and texture. Never were the way she was is a sum quite definitively and thrillingly greater than its parts.

Before Colin & Sarah embark on tour together this June they will have solo dates. Sarah Neufeld will be the opening act for St. Vincent in late May and early June. Colin will embark on a solo tour in late May with appearances at major festivals such as Eaux Claires Festival and Calgary Folk Festival. Please find all the tour dates (solo and as a duo) below.
 

 

Colin Stetson Solo Tour Dates

 

07.16.15 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
07.17.15 - 07.18.15 - Eaux Claires Festival - Eaux Claires, WI
07.23.15 - Dawson City Music Festival - Dawson, YT
07.25.15 - Calgary Folk Festival - Calgary, AB
 

 

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