Colin Stetson - Spindrift

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Colin Stetson - Spindrift (Official Video)

Taken from the album 'All this I do for glory', released April 28th 2017.

Colin Stetson is an American saxophonist and multireedist. He is best known as a regular collaborator of the indie rock acts Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Bell Orchestre. In addition to saxophone, he plays clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, flute, and cornet.

Stetson has released a trilogy of solo releases, entitled New History Warfare, a collaborative studio album with violinist Sarah Neufeld, entitled Never Were the Way She Was (2015) and Sorrow, a "reimagining" of Górecki's 3rd symphony (2016).


We get a little up close and personal with Colin Stetson and the anatomy of his saxophone in his recently released video for “Spindrift”. The single is from his upcoming album All This I Do For Glory out 4/28, which follows 2016’s Sorrow. Exploring the inner skeleton of a saxophone is a mesmerizing and a brilliantly simple idea, especially while one is actually playing the instrument. Getting swept in the elegance of Stetson’s erratic rhythm is an intimate experience. There are a variety of different perspectives produced for “Spindrift,” from inside the sax to a worm’s eye view of Stetson’s hand meandering the keys and even a close up of the strenuous breath that Stetson uses. The video is disorienting as images blend together and the focus shifts, but it’s also impossible to look away. 
-- Stereogum
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