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New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light

Colin Stetson

New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light

The innovative Canadian sax player with the final installment of his trilogy, featuring vocals from Bon Iver

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  1. 9.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s the closest thing to a universal language music has to offer — and you’ve never heard anything like it
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  2. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    The shifting contours of Stetson’s music make for unpredictable and challenging but frequently awe-inspiring terrain
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  3. 8.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Stetson never loses sight of his goals, namely to siphon off as much life from his instrument as humanly possible
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  4. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    A sound that could come only from one person on earth
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  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Volume 3 is essential listening and another triumph
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Stetson explores scorched landscapes and heavenly scenes alike with his stylized playing
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A curious treat: a collection of sonic mood pieces, boasting a rare, tempestuous, dreamlike beauty
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  8. 8.0 |   Spin

    Music this peerless at conveying isolation, loneliness, and alienation is sure to draw a sympathetic crowd
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    An eerily beautiful final chapter. Print edition only

  10. 7.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    In two albums, the man shatters our conceptions of music-- and in the finale of his trilogy, he glues the pieces back together and hands the end product back to us
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  11. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    No great departure from previous releases, but don't let this deter you-Stetson has ventured into uncharted territory, and the heretofore-unheard sounds that he's brought back are utterly bewitching
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  12. 7.0 |   The 405

    A fascinating listen that's worth anyone's time
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  13. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    The album is stacked with jaw-dropping moments, underpinned by seismic emotional shifts
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  14. 7.0 |   Fact

    It remains to be seen where Stetson will take his solo work next. At this point, at least, it seems reasonable to have a good deal of faith in his vision
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  15. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Stetson’s wild, powerful playing always demands attention
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  16. 6.0 |   Q

    An intriguing collision of the music outer reaches and American indie rock. Print edition only

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