Without a doubt, the most mind and horn blowing album of the year would have to go to Colin Stetson’s spectacular New History Warfare Vol. 2 Judges. With his album release, non-stop touring schedule, guest spots on Bon Iver’s Bon Iver and Esmerine’s La Lechuza, and having numerous public praises including being shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, this man could have just left it at that for the year.
Instead, Stetson will be releasing another studio album, a two-song EP. After performing these two new songs at a small art gallery show in Montreal in May, Constellation Records convinced him to record them while they were still raw. Stetson agreed and brought his friend and Grammy-award winning engineer, Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Islands), to help him record in Stetson’s own basement-studio. Each song is around 10 minutes long and recorded in typical Stetson fashion, with no looping or overdubbing. The two songs will be included on Stetson’s Those Who Didn’t Run EP out October 4.
1. Those who didn’t run
2. The end of your suffering