Red Horse (Judges II) maybe owes a little to some of the techniques pioneered by Ned Rothenburg - long circular breathing passages with rhythmic tongue slaps - but the power and energy of this particular piece is right off the charts. It's as if Stetson is roaring through his instrument, creating waves of amplification. Like early Cabaret Voltaire, he fills the audio spectrum with sound. No space for any vocals here. The track couldn't take them, it's stretched to its limits already.
No two ways about it, Stetson is a prodigious talent, you can tell that from any of the videos of his live performance. But this recording by Efrim Menuck at the famous Hotel2Tango studio is an amazing technical achievement. If you enjoy sound as much as I do, you're going to absolutely love this.
Colin Stetson - Red Horse (Judges II)