Box of Breath
on Geckophonic Records!
Click here to buy the CDThe CD includes the guest musicians:
Balla Kouyate, Mazz Swift, Mark Stewart, Charlie Burnham & Son of Dave.
Twelve original songs with a beautifully designed 28 page booklet.
Some early international reviews:
"... The songs are sublime again, the arrangements phenomenal, the vocals of Schuman and the band fantastic, and the passion with which they play unsurpassed...Sorry, but this is an album that I can only talk about in superlatives - for me this is already the topper of 2019…”
Moors Magazine - Holland
“…There is, in all likelihood, no other American band that so definitively captures the true meaning of roots music then Wade Schuman’s 9-piece New York collective. Whilst touchstones abound, and lashings of blues, New Orleans flavored jazz and funk, Calypso, Balkanova, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz, and African grooves are all thrown in the crucible, what comes out is entirely original and intoxicating…Comes the time to pass judgement on the years best, Box of Breath has “contender" written all over it.”
Rhythms Magazine - Australia
“... with this haunting humdinger of a fifth album, the band has hit an apotheosis that consolidates claims to it being one of the most dynamic and distinctive US roots collectives…Befitting a band that has toured are then 40 countries, Hazmat Modine takes delight in bending musical boundaries. Global hues add considerable clout and intrigue to the bands brand off Bohemian blues.”
Tony Hillier - The Australian
"This is a New York band that has achieved the tour de force, by itself, of representing the entire history of American music. A vast musical melting pot in which all genres merge to form one! There are Blues, Swing, sounds of music from Eastern Europe, Folk, Jamaican and Hawaiian consonances, and so on…In all, 54 minutes for a fascinating overview of some great and magnificent American musical territories. Very nice album!”
Dominique Boulay Paris - Move & Blues Magazine France