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Quick hits: David Karsten Daniels and Fight the Big Bull

Sound collages of clattering found percussion, improvised horns and David Karsten Daniels’ mournful, multi-tracked voice alternate with straightforward folk songs with horns on I Mean to Live Here Still, Daniels’ collaboration with improv group Fight the Big Bull. They even go so far as to treat one set of lyrics with a sound collage (“October Airs”) and a folk tune (“On Fields”), although its folk version has an extended – and awesome – percussion breakdown.

The folk with New Orleans-style horns (“Though All the Fates,” “Salmon Brook”) generally fare better on the ear, although the sound collages have a unique and peculiar charm that will draw you back (“All Things Are Current Found,” “Each Summer Sound”). Recommended for fans of something different in your folk.