Following the release of their fourth critically acclaimed full-length album, Z, My Morning Jacket has delivered what is surely to become their quintessential body of work – two discs and a concert film. They contain their most dynamic, otherworldly compositions to date, presented in their finest form. Live.
Belying the myth that live albums tend to highlight the disparity between it and its studio counterpart, Okonokos: Double Live Album, mixed by Michael Brauer (Bob Dylan, Coldplay) and mastered by pre-eminent engineer Bob Ludwig, delves into the realm of raw, rich, elevated sound, while proudly staying true to its roots. The treasury begins with “Wordless Chorus,” one of the Jacket’s captivating traditional introductions. A glacially expansive “One Big Holiday” grips you, throws you into a trance-inspiring guitar riff frenzy, quiets down, and leads you through another transcendent moment. The collection continues to mesmerize through the second disc, and closes with a spirited “Mahgeeta."