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First Play: Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, Never Were the Way She Was | Musique Non Stop

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

First Play: Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, Never Were the Way She Was

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld

Never Were The Way She Was

Stream until April 26.

Sarah Neufeld and Colin Stetson are known for taking the music of others to new heights by continuing to push the limits of their instruments. On their first collaboration, Never Were The Way She Was, they spur each other to new heights.

Never Were The Way She Was pokes firmly at your musical comfort zone and forces you to reconsider it. The album opens up with the hypnotic "The sun roars into view" with Neufeld's delicate violin and Stetson's sax playing weaving in and around each other as the song builds to a crescendo. From there the album never lets you go. The subsequent tracks are curious, brooding, moody and, at times, spooky as hell. I can't wait to listen to it again.

Never Were The Way She Was will be released April 28 on Constellation Records. You can preorder the album here.

Tracklisting:
01. "The sun roars into view"
02. "Won't be a thing to become"
03. "In the vespers"
04. "And still they move"
05. "With the dark hug of time"
06. "The rest of us"
07. "Never were the way she was"
08. "Flight"


by Judith Lynch via Electronic RSS