Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: This is a Mindfulness Drill. [Opaque Black & White Explosion Vinyl LP]
Psychedelic Jazz / Indie Folk
premiera polska: 2022-05-26
kontynent: Ameryka Północna
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – This Is A Mindfulness Drill. Released via Jagjaguwar. Available on Opaque Black & White Explosion vinyl LP
Somewhere along the way, I got the idea that Richard Youngs’s ‘Sapphie’ was all about a dead dog.
I don’t know if someone insinuated this idea in front of me or if I psychologically tethered the title to the tenderly printed dog paw on its cover. Either way, I’ve gone over a decade thinking this remarkable, windswept album of torch songs was about a dearly departed pet.
And yet, as we approached a reissue of this Jagjaguwar classic and a new, reimagined version by artists Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Moses Sumney, Sharon Van Etten, and Perfume Genius, Richard Youngs was straightforward and unsentimental about its meanings. “The lyrics are not about anything in particular,” Youngs wrote.
The paw prints on the cover are, in fact, that of a friend’s dog (“The first dog I ever loved,” Richard said.), but there is no devastating loss at its center.
And so, I want to tell Richard how this album has become a centering album for a great many of us, a transcendent and meditative piece of art.. “What does ‘the mindfulness drill’ have to do with it?” Richard asks dryly me in a note.
It’s about being relentlessly present, Richard. It’s how when we listen to your album, we feel like a lonely traveler in a foreign country. How everything has a newness to it and there’s no one to share it with but the you inside of you. And that fine, fine line is where ‘Sapphie’ lives, Richard. Thank you for this, Richard.
"Somewhere along the way, I got the idea that Richard Youngs's ‘Sapphie' was all about a dead dog. I don't know if someone insinuated this idea in front of me or if I psychologically tethered the title to the tenderly printed dog paw on its cover, not to mention the raw and plaintive vocalizations of the three-song set. Either way, I've gone over a decade thinking this remarkable, windswept album of torch songs was about a dearly departed pet. "And yet, as we approached a reissue of this…
The HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader Kelan Phil Cohran (EARTH, WIND, & FIRE, CHAKA KHAN, SUN RA). The boys went on to form the PHIL COHRAN YOUTH ENSEMBLE in 1990. The family toured the United States performing the complex original written jazz compositions of Cohran and other greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and even the music of classical greats Bach & Beethoven. Although the group’s early musical training encompassed primarily elements of instrumental performance, the brothers were personally being exposed to the music of their own generation (hip-hop, rock, reggae to name a few) and absorbed these components into the cosmic jazz style of their father.
Gabriel Hubert- trumpet & vocals
Amal Hubert- trumpet & cornet
Tarik Graves- trumpet & vocals
Seba Graves- trombone & tenor saxophone
Saiph Graves- tenor trombone
Uttama Hubert- Euphonium & vocals
Austin Williamson- percussion & drum kit
Hashim Bunch- electric bass & 6-string
Kevin Hunt- electric & acoustic guitar
A1. Soon It Will Be Fire (feat. Moses Sumney) 09:29
A2. A Fullness Of Light In Your Soul (feat. Perfume Genius) 09:55
B1. The Graze Of Days (feat. Sharon Van Etten) 13:22
wydano: June 25, 2021
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