Published Apr 21, 2015We're one week away from the official release of Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld's upcoming collaborative collection Never were the way she was, but the stars have aligned as the entirety of the experimental sax-and-strings album has now been put up to stream online.
We'd previously been treated to the record's "The rest of us" with a desert landscape-exploring video, but now the pair are streaming, well, the rest of their eight-song set. Check out, among other fascinating tracks, the tender blend of bowed violin and baritone sax on "Won't be a thing to become," which also features a percussive clack of Stetson's keys and the sound of his trademark ambient whale-moan vocals seething through his woodwind.
Other highlights include the cyclical arpeggio arrangement of "In the vespers," and the pachyderm squeals incorporated in the shudder-inducing embrace of "With the dark hug of time."
You can stream the whole thing below [courtesy of The Fader], while Never were the way she was actually hits stores April 28 via Constellation Records.
Stetson and Neufeld have a bunch of collaborative shows on the horizon. You'll find all the info on their shared and respective show schedules over here.