Toronto saxophonist and composer Joseph Shabason returns with his second album, entitled ‘Anne’, which follows his 2017 ‘Aytche’ LP. The 9-track album was recorded at Aytche Studio and is described by the label as an ” atonal essay on degenerative illness.”
The album delicately weaves interviews of Shabason’s mother from whom the album takes its name, Anne finds its creator navigating a labyrinth of subtle and tragic emotions arising from his mother’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The snippets of her conversations see his mother take on something like a narrator role across the album.
To get a taste of the LP stream ‘November’ where Shabason lays muted brass textures atop a wave pool of electric chords provided by Italian ambient composer Gigi Masin, one of the albums many integral collaborators.
The album ‘Anne’ arrives on November 16th via Western Vinyl. Pre-order it here.
1. I Thought That I Could Get Away With It
2. Deep Dark Divide
3. Dangerous Chemicals
4. Donna Lee
5. Forest Run
6. Fred and Lil
7. Toh Koh
8. November (Ft. Gigi Masin)
9. Treat It Like A Wine Bar