From the publisher:
“ is the much-anticipated follow-up to composer, trumpeter, and (now) singer Jaimie Branch's debut .
" is the result of a never-satisfied Branch pushing her distinct style of progressive composition to new heights — while also stepping forward as a vocalist for the first time. “So much beauty lies in the abstract of instrumental music,” says Branch in the album’s liner notes, “but being this ain’t a particularly beautiful time, I’ve chosen a more literal path. The voice is good for that.”
"On the album’s epic opening opus ' Branch calls out “a bunch of wide-eyed racists” between searing trumpet ad libs atop a massive, down-tuned blues. On the album’s closing track ' ' she laughs in their faces - an unhinged, unflinching, mix of anger and humor paired with a classic shuffle beat. Between both ends is an instrumental chronicle that traverses a deep sea of dystopian Americana without trepidation. Her trumpet – sometimes soft and pleading and other times brash and seething – is always at the helm. Branch and company are on a quest for sonic saturation here and they conjure up moments of real reckoning - hopefulness, hopelessness, danger, and joy. A cinematic sojourn from our earth to imagined worlds above, dares you to feel again, or as Branch says, “now sound the trumpets and get ready to roll.”
13.3 x 13.7 cm | 12-inch | LP vinyl record
Jaimie Branch (b. 1983) is an American Jazz trumpeter, singer and composer. Her debut album released in 2017, , was recognised as one of the “Best Albums of 2017” by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, WIRE, Stereogum, Aquarium Drunkard, and more.