Artist: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Album: This is a Mindfulness Drill: A Reimagining of Richard Youngs’ ‘Sapphie’
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
1. Soon It Will Be Fire (feat. Moses Sumney) (09:29)
2. A Fullness Of Light In Your Soul (feat. Perfume Genius) (09:55)
3. The Graze Of Days (feat. Sharon Van Etten) (13:22)
This is a Mindfulness Drill encompasses the second installment of the record label’s commemorative Jag Quarterly series — a year-long, four-part celebration of collaboration and community — and it features a fully reimagined reissue of Richard Youngs’ 1998 album, Sapphie. In this new take on a definitive moment of the Jagjaguwar catalog, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble transforms Youngs’ intimate compositions, originally recorded with just classical guitar and voice, expanding the instrumentation to include affecting and intuitive arrangements of horns and more. Moses Sumney, Perfume Genius and Sharon Van Etten pay homage to Youngs’ plaintive vocal performances, delivering remarkable, reinterpreted renditions to each of Sapphie’s three torch songs.