Sui generis. Ambient journeyman, Destroyer collaborator and jazz saxophonist, Joseph Shabason has captured and held our imagination over the course of two long-players: Aytche and Anne. As noted in our 2018 Year In Review, Anne found the artist gracefully navigating his mother’s Parkinson’s disease, juxtaposing her thoughts on the condition with intricate ambient soundscapes.
May 10th sees the release of The Anne EP — a five song digital collection comprised of material that didn’t make it onto last year’s full-length due to time constraints. A natural extension of the existing work, four of the selections are culled from the Anne sessions, augmented with an additional composition rendered for an upcoming documentary film.
“1517” is the first taste, a song Shabason describes as “the feeling of lying in a park and watching kids play on the first real day of spring. It’s knowing that life is gonna fuck you down, but consciously giving yourself permission to get lost in an afternoon…”
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