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ALABASTER DEPLUME

Gold

International Anthem Recording Co.



limited "eye of the sun" colour 2lp

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£26.99


2lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 1st Apr 2022

£25.99


cd

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£11.99


the follow-up to Alabaster DePlume's widely-acclaimed, 2020-released cinematic instrumental LP 'To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol 1', introduces the world to the artist’s truest self.

That is... though DePlume’s now known across the globe as the saxophonist who created that collection of wonderful, wordless music, he’s most known to fervent fans in his home zone of London, UK, as an outspoken poet and orator, beloved for his inspiring words of encouragement and sing-a-long-able songs about vulnerability, humanity, and courage. GOLD is a sprawling double album that finds DePlume expressing both sides of his artistic character beautifully: (1) an articulate singer and songwriter who invokes the melodious crooning of Donovan as much as Devendra Banhart or Syd Barrett, whose tunes are almost like mini-sermons, full of existential comedy and spiritual enlightenment; and (2) a brilliant composer of simple, soothing, and viscerally nourishing instrumental melodies, with a gift for expanding them into intrepid collective improvisations, led by a delicate and distinguished saxophone tone that conjures the fluttery sweetness of the great Ethiopique Getatchew Mekurya.

Gold

Tracklist

ALABASTER-DEPLUME-explodes

  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)