Artist: Colin Stetson
Song: “Fear of the Unknown and the Blazing Sun”
Album: New History of Warfare Vol 2: Judges
You may not know Colin Stetson by name, but chances are you’ve heard his work before. The bass saxophone player, born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has worked with Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Feist, Bon Iver, and LCD Soundsystem.
His sophomore solo effort, New History of Warfare Vol 2: Judges (say that all in one breath) has gained a lot of attention in 2011, and it’s not to hard to hear why. Listen to how Stetson manipulates his sax on “Fear of the Unkown and the Blazing Sun” — he doesn’t just play his instrument; he controls it.
Written by Dean GoranitesFear of the unknown and The Blazing Sun by Constellation Records