Joseph Shabason :: Long Swim

Joseph Shabason has performed saxophone on recordings from the likes of Destroyer and the War on Drugs. Aytche, his first solo album, was released by Western Vinyl at the end of August. Better late than never is always a good rule of thumb; one that’s especially true here. “Long Swim” builds on a somewhat strange foundation; looped sax; a mélange of field recordings (including falling rain, dogs barking, birds chirping), and a coarsely textured rhythm. Eventually, Shabason’s playing moves gracefully to the forefront, framing . . .

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