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“Beautiful presentation of Joseph Shabason’s awaited work. Ambient & Drone tune to travel us through the dark cold February days, towards the arrival of Spring light. The warm company of many listeners out there.”

-Nagamag.com

Toronto-based Destroyer-collaborator Joseph Shabason is behind past releases Anne (2018) and Aytche (2017), as well as last year’s Shabason/Krgovich/Harris album Philadelphia — all of which received deserved acclaim. His empathetic style manifests itself in a unique stylistic blend of ambient electronics and new-age driven jazz.

On his new album The Fellowship out April 30th on Western Vinyl/Telephone Explosion Records, he sketches an auditory map of the transcendence, unity, conditioning, and eventual renunciation of his upbringing in an Islamic and Jewish dual-faith household across eight tracks that mesh spacious, jazz-laced composition with fourth-world and adult-contemporary tonality. As a listening experience, it’s an autobiography and in the form of instrumental music.

New single and album title track “The Fellowship” is out today. It’s a mystical ambient journey down winding city roads, with Shabason’s layered saxophone providing bright sprites behind each turn.

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Reviewed by Nagamag on 
February 8, 2021

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