There’s always a sense of anticipation at the news of a new album from Joseph Shabason, so we are thrilled to know he has a new record on the way. Entitled The Fellowship, the album is an emotive and immersive instrumental autobiography capturing and processing life memories, emotions and experiences spanning three generations. On the album, and as the press release describes, the talented composer and multi-instrumentalist “sketches an auditory map of the transcendence, unity, conditioning, and eventual renunciation of his upbringing in an Islamic and Jewish dual-faith household.” Informed by ambient and new-age driven jazz, Shabason composed a powerful and intimate record of staggering beauty intended for long listens.
The Fellowship arrives on April 30th through Western Vinyl and Telephone Explosion Records and ahead of it, Shabason is enticing us with the title track. “This song represents the golden years when they bought their first farm house and me and my sister were born”, Shabason explained, adding, “They had joined The Fellowship and found the spiritual meaning that had been lacking for the first 30 years of their lives. They had new children and they were going to raise them and support them in all the ways that their parents couldn’t.” ‘The Fellowship’ comes with a video accompaniment directed by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos. Watch it below.