You’ll know by now that we’re huge fans of sax super-hero Colin Stetson. Last year he released a dream of an album, SORROW: A reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony, based on the Polish composer’s 1997 classic piece, featuring an incredible cast of musicians including Sarah Neufeld, Rebecca Foon, Greg Fox and Gyda Valtisdottir amongst many more. In 2015, Stetson released a marvellous collaborative album with Sarah Neufeld following his 2013’s outstanding New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, which was one of our Album Picks of the Year, and remains an absolute favourite. So we couldn’t be happier to know that four years on from this solo record, the Montreal based composer and multi-instrumentalist is ready to unveil its follow-up, All This I Do For Glory. Drawing influences from early nineties electronica of artists like Aphex Twin and Autechre, the album’s sounds and imagery are described as being “more tangible and immersive than previous offerings”. As the press release explains, the album “is a reasoning and exploration of the machinations of ambition and legacy, an examination of the concepts of afterlife, and the first half of a doomed love story in the model of the greek tragedies”.
All This I Do For Glory was also engineered and mixed by Stetson and it will see the light of day on April 28th through his own 52Hz label via Kartel Music Group.
The wonderful news comes paired with the album’s first single, the sublime and breathtaking ‘Spindrift’ and an accompanying video shot and edited by Derrick Belcham.