Hypnotic Brass Ensemble/ ‘This is a Mindfulness Drill’/ Jagjaguwar
Jagjaguwar reveals the next phase of their 25th Anniversary, with the resurrection of another mantra from the label's storied history: This is a Mindfulness Drill. Out June 25th, 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.