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A rescoring of skateboard company Toy Machine’s seminal 1996 video “Welcome To Hell,” Shabason’s improvisational jazz album defies easy description. It’s the auditory analogue to skateboarding itself: a kaleidoscope of saxophone, organ, concrete, and adrenaline. It’s a concept album, but its concepts are copious and contradicting. The multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer has crafted a world as bewildering and awe-inspiring as the idea of hell itself.

by Maggie McPhee