Fiercely experimental and technically masterful, Colin Stetson's New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges is a masterpiece. The entire record was recorded live in single takes, with Stetson utilizing over twenty microphones-- placed in various positions in the studio-- to capture the numerous sounds emitted while playing his baritone sax. The precision and control displayed, and Stetson's utter mastery of circular breathing, is astounding. Laurie Anderson and Shara Worden appear on a few of the tracks here as well, and their contributions are fantastic. Gripping and atmospheric from beginning to end, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges is one of the best records of the decade.