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ALABASTER DEPLUME

Gold

International Anthem Recording Co.



very limited black 2lp + *signed print* + fanzine

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£25.99


limited black 2lp + *signed print*

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£25.99


black 2lp

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£25.99


cd

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£11.99


From lyrical instrumentals & vividly painted pleats of poetry to softly hewn saxophone & crooned political polemics, DePlume concocts a musical landscape awash with mood & intensity.

Like ancient alchemy thrust into the trembling soundscape of now, ‘Gold’ was forged through enigmatic means involving minimal preparation & versatile, seat-of- their-pants performances from the players (contributions come from the likes of Falle Noike, Sarathy Korwar, Rozi Plain & Tom Skinner). The resulting dream- like atmospherics, cascading percussion & elusive saxophone spurts, are all drawn together & contextualised by the jazz musician / saxophonist / spoken word poet / composer.

Amidst the pretty parps & tumbling bass, DePlume’s voice looms large. It’s not egregiously present or dominating in a “look at me” manner - it’s more that his words carry a benevolent, anguished weight. They hit home hard. He bores deep into his core, underpinning it all with a scoop of sardonic wit served up with poetic panache. “I remember my shame” & “I won’t hide behind a matchstick of a sweet little word either; I will be naked like water”. ‘Gold’ is the sound of a master at work, at ease with his ability, confident in experimentation, which elevates this beyond jazz into something cosmic, crucial & gilded with a life-affirming streak a mile wide.

“An offbeat talent who walks a wavering line between improvisational saxophonist & performance poet” - The Guardian

Gold

  1. A Gente Acaba (Vento Em Rosa)
  2. Don’t Forget You’re Precious
  3. Fucking Let Them
  4. The World Is Mine
  5. The Sound of My Feet on This Earth Is a Song to Your Spirit
  6. I’m Gonna Say Seven
  7. Do You Know A Human Being When You See One?
  8. Visitors YT15B – Jerusalem, Palestine
  9. I’m good at Not Crying
  10. Now (Stars are Lit)
  11. Again
  12. Mrs Calamari
  13. People: What’s The Difference?
  14. Visitors XT8B – Oak
  15. Who Is A Fool
  16. I Will Not Be Safe
  17. Visitors YT15 – Krupp Steel Condition Pivot
  18. Broken Like
  19. Now (Pink Triangle, Blue Valley)