February 23, 2019

The Saxophones: Singing Desperately Suite EP

Oakland based husband and wife soft-spoken folk duo The Saxophones expanded the story behind their song Singing Desperately, a track from Songs of The Saxophones album, into a mini suite about violence against women. Preceded by a short prelude it is now followed by Crude Advance, depicting the failed passive aggressive attempt to seduce and the subsequent realization about why it went wrong. You Seem Upset, the final part of the suite, is about the will to change, but changes are that won't happen, because old habits are hard to ditch.

Alexi Erenkov (guitar, flute, vocals) and Alison Alderdice (drums) were once again aided by Richard Laws on bass. The quiet intensity of the suite won't let go: nine minutes of superb music wherein every note counts.

The Singing Desperately Suite EP is released thru Full Time Hobby (vinyl, CD and digital).

  1. Prelude
  2. Singing Desperately
  3. Crude Advance
  4. You Seem Upset

Watch them perform Singing Desperately and Crude Advance at at St Pancras Old Church in London 2018/11/18.

» thesaxophones.com

HCTF review of Songs of The Saxophones.

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