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Awake on Foreign Shores

July 2, 2011

A man. A lone sax. A church.

Guttural and unrelenting, Colin Stetson‘s sounds crashed forward and took command: at times a distant siren’s call and others a rumbling thunder, it was an all-consuming affair that pelted you to the pews.

The Stars In His Head… From No Part Of Me Could I Summon A Voice, Lord I Just Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes. Red Horse racing Home, with A Dream Of Water and Fear Of The Unknown And The Blazing Sun. Judges, The Righteous Wrath Of An Honorable Man Clothed In The Skin Of The Dead. All The Colors Bleached to White as All The Days I’ve Missed You.

In Love And In Justice.

Awake On Foreign Shores.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2011 11:12 PM

    Wow. Not my taste, and I prefer other music in a church!, but artistic nonetheless.

    Wondering if you have yet seen the project that Olivia Collette and I are working on YouTube on “Making Nice TV”. An experiment to see if two political polar opposites can have verbal conversations on hot topics in a civil manner. Not just comments on a website, but conversations. Trying to hear each other. I think that you’ll like the episodes that we’ve recorded so far. Click on my name for Episode 1.

  2. July 30, 2011 2:45 PM

    Well, that was, um, interesting. There was music there, and his playing shows much talent, but I prefer more tonal beauty. :-)

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