New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
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New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is the final installment in a trilogy of solo albums and is Stetson’s most ambitious song cycle to date, again recorded live in single takes with a wide array of microphone positions and again mixed by groundbreaking producer Ben Frost. Colin’s membership in Bon Iver over the past two years has also led to vocal contributions from Justin Vernon for this record, who appears on four songs, with a diverse approach on each, and whose voice constitutes the only overdubbing on the album.
New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is the most cohesive and fully realized of Stetson’s solo albums to date. It should reliably stand as the apotheosis of the New History Warfare trilogy, and certainly signals the full flourishing of Stetson’s unique talents as both composer and performer, pressing his arsenal of virtuosic techniques into the service of vivid, impassioned and conceptually astute songcraft
Colin Stetson: Alto, Tenor, and Bass Saxophones
All songs written, performed and recorded live without overdubs or loops by Colin Stetson.
Vocals on select tracks by Justin Vernon written by Colin Stetson, Justin Vernon and Washington Phillips.
Produced by Colin Stetson and Ben Frost.
Recorded and engineered by Mark Lawson in Montreal at Sonovox, Le Petit Eglise, and OBORO. Additional recording by Vid Cousins at Monkeypuzzle Studios, and by Marcus Paquin. Justin Vernon recorded by Brian Joseph and BJ Burton at April Base, Fall Creek, WI. Mixed by Ben Frost at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik, assisted by Jon Ottosen; Studio Manager Paul Evans. Mastered by Mell Dettmer.
Album artwork and design by Tracy Maurice, with assistance from Matt Moroz.