Bitchin Bajas & Bonny Prince Billy 'Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties' 2xLP
YES. An unlikely collaboration comes to pass, but one that makes SO much sense upon consideration that you wonder why you hadn't rioted for your right to experience it sooner. Chill, person! Life gave you a surprise - a missing peace - now GO with it.
Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy be in righteous and TRUE collaboration on this one, flowing ideas through the air between them, which seems a rare thing in this age where records course forth without wires, pieced together out of the zeros and ones that divide and don't define us. The air's meant to be shared, and that's how Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties came to pass. These guys GET each other. Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties contains moments of tranquility and trance, with the players integrating their separate ways, vibing off each other, making songs happen TOGETHER. Bonny is at his spirit-melting celestial best wandering through a lifetime of fortunes that amount, when incanted, to a prayer to the god of many names. The Bajas' access to the universal aural paintbox is unparalled; their reach is deep.
Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties is simple and stark, empyrean and inspirational...pretty modal, too - probably never more than three chords! - as Bonny and the Bajas pursue the life of the spirit down ever-fading vapor trails, in a bottomless (and topless - let 'em loose!) space.
Catalogue number: DC648
Label: Drag City