The Fellowship LP – Limited edition LP on transparent sky blue viny

Joseph Shabason


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Release Date – 30th April 2021


Limited edition LP on transparent sky blue vinyl is for Indies only. Jazz / Experimental. R.I.Y.L. Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Laraaji, RobertRich, Harold Budd. Across eight tracks that mesh spacious, jazz-laced composition with fourth-world and adult-contemporary tonality,Toronto saxophonist Joseph Shabason sketches an auditory map of the transcendence, unity, conditioning, and eventual renunciationof his upbringing in an Islamic and Jewish dual-faith household. The resulting album The Fellowship bears the name of the insular Islamic community

Shabason’s traditionally Jewish parents belonged to from a time before he was even born; a mental and spiritual
push-pull which continued shaping, even controlling, his outlook well into his adulthood. As a listening experience The Fellowship
follows a chronological arc that spans three generations covering his parents’ early lives, his own spiritual and physical adolescence,
and his subsequent struggle to eschew the problematic habituations of such a conflicted past. On The Fellowship, as on prior albums
that bear his name, Joseph Shabason does what only the best instrumental music makers can: tell a story with emotional clarity that
conveys even the subtlest of feelings, all without singing a single word. As wordless as ever– with as complex a theme as ever– this
album may be his most emotionally articulate yet. Most importantly, those lost in the woods of repression and self-doubt that organized
religion can be at its worst now have The Fellowship to help guide them into a softer light. “gorgeous and empathetic ambient music.”
Pitchfork // “I love it…very original…so exciting.” Bob Boilen, NPR Music // “…densely textured ambient jazz that is wonderful to
immerse yourself in…” The Guardian // “…seriously engaging…” Aquarium Drunkard // “…magical transportive healing vibes.” Gorilla vs.
Bear // “…rich, healing ambient jazz.” The A. V. Club // “…at once intimate and universal, honest and hopeful.” Resident Advisor // Track
List 01 Life With My Grandparents 02 Escape From North York 03 The Fellowship 04 0-13 05 13-15 06 15-19 07 Comparative World
Religions 08 So Long