The Saxophones is an Oakland-based project that began as the solo project of saxophonist and composer, Alexi Erenkov. Now, accompanied by his wife, Alison, on percussion and samplers, they perform as a duo. If You’re on the Water, while self-released, is their first studio recording. It was recorded and mixed on an analog Toft console by Cameron Spies (co-founder/leader of Portland band Radiation City) over the course of a spring week in Portland. It features Richard Laws (Hosannas) on bass, vibraphone, and Crumar synthesizer. Title-track is available for streaming. It shows the minimal approach folk textures with a melancholic mood. Listen below.