Aytche by Joseph Shabason, released 25 August 2017 1. Looking Forward to Something, Dude 2. Aytche 3. Neil McCauley 4. Smokestack 5. Tite Cycle 6. Long Swim 7. Westmeath 8. Chopping Wood 9. Belching Smoke Saxophonist and composer Joseph Shabason's debut Aytche builds a bridge off of the precipice his forbears established, skirting jazz, ambient, and even new age with the same deliberate genre-ambiguity that made their work so interesting. CleanGreenShirt There are some absolute beautiful touches on this record from the deconstructed sax motifs, thoughtful use of found sound, and of course gorgeous implementation of reverb. I'm particularly keen on Aytche's avant jazz leanings especially the noir vibe of "Long Swim". The abrasive tracks "Smokestack" & "Belching Smoke", at first seem out of place, however given the subject matter behind the album make sense in retrospect.
The debut album from saxophonist Joseph Shabason, best known for his work with Destroyer, shows a new side of his instrument. He uses electronics to create a kind of ambient jazz. Aytche ’s nine songs amount to a series of interrelated tone poems in which Shabason’s digitally processed tenor swims amid watery synths, brushed drums, and occasional contributions on bass, trumpet, and guitar. Opener Looking Forward to Something, Dude introduces both the album’s mood and its principal theme, one that will be reprised a few tracks later in Smokestack and again in the concluding Belching Smoke : a soft chorus of saxophones playing a parallel chord progression that ebbs and flows as naturally as breathing.
Joseph Shabason – Aytche. Label: Western Vinyl – WV165. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo. Carter, Nicole Rampersaud.
June 27 at 6:24 AM ·. Did an interview with Parkinson's Life magazine about my album, Anne, and a lot of other things related to Parkinson's and degenerative illness. Check it out if you have time. xox, Jos. parkinsonslife. Joseph Shabason Interviews Parkinson’s Life. Canadian musician Joseph Shabason discusses his album ‘Anne’, inspired by conversations with his mother about her Parkinson’s.