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. One year after debut album Songs Of The Saxophones and 2019’s Singing Desperately Suite EP, they announced the release of a new album.
Eternity Bay is out on March 6th via Full Time Hobby. It was recorded by Cameron Spies (Radiator Hospital) in Portland and mixed by Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart) in LA. We already shared “New Taboo” and “Lamplighter”; “Forgot My Mantra” is a new excerpt. The song details the peaks and valleys of the couple’s pregnancy with their son, Constantine.
“There were many moments of euphoria anticipating this new life,” Alexi says. “There was also a span of weeks in which we thought we would have to terminate the pregnancy due to health concerns, and we were overcome by unspeakable sorrow. The contrast between those experiences and the emotions and places where we shared them is what I tried to recall in this song.”