'Epic Jammers & Fortunate Little Ditties' is the collaboration between Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy. This record is absolutely a jam session‚Äîan improvisational democracy where everyone has equal footing. Billy takes a step back here, letting himself become part of the greater stew of instruments such as, organs, synthesizers, and acoustic guitars. Nobody takes a full-on solo meaning nobody feels in charge. They are a unit together. They each individually but still collectively come in with a prominent contribution before drifting back to the side-lines. Everything repeats multiple times for swirling, serene eight-minute stretches. Repetition is key to Bitchin Bajas' sound‚Äîthey thrive when they're given maximum space, taking time to experiment and explore different pockets of a song. They revel in the freedom to chase a sound "based on the energy" of a given moment. If there's emotional utility to be found in 'Epic Jammers & Fortunate Little Ditties', it's in how meditative, trancelike, and overwhelmingly positive this hour of music is as they come together as a collective to create something beautiful.
Artist: Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy
Title: Epic Jammers & Fortunate Little Ditties
Label: Drag City