Here’s the first taste of Alabaster dePlume‘s new record The Corner Of A Sphere out on Lost Map Records early next year. The track has a message that these troubled times would do well to adopt: “Be Nice To People”.
Alabaster dePlume has announced a new full-length album entitled Corner Of A Sphere, to be produced by Dan Leavers (The Comet Is Coming, Soccer96), with Kristian Capitol K, Paddy Steer, Jordan Copeland, and others.
In mathematics, a sphere either has infinite corners, or it has none. Following several years of collaborations on multi-disciplined music-based projects around England Scotland and Ireland, the saxophonist and theatrical performer Alabaster DePlume (Gus Fairbairn) has arranged to work with Dan Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming) and Kristian Capitol K (Loose Meat) on a record that uses synthesised sound and human voices in live arrangements under spoken performance. After six months of a monthly residency performing each show with new combinations of artists and musicians, Alabaster will be utilising this broad selection of instrumentation, personalities and communities, in the production of this, his 4th LP.
This project is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.
Alabaster’s curated evenings at Dalston’s Total Refreshment Centre are going from strength to strength, fast becoming one of London’s most respected regular arts showcases.
The fifth installment is happening this Thursday 9th June and features Alabaster, Pery Pereira Sodre, Kitty Whitelaw, Tye McGivern, Wilf Merttens, Kristian (Capitol K) Joshua Martens and Moussa Kouyate.
More information can be found on the Facebook event.
7pm – 11pm
£8 (£4 artists, unwaged and those who have travelled to attend)
Alabaster dePlume will be celebrating the London launch of his new LP Peach at a special unamplified concert in Total Refreshment Studios (2.2a Foulden Road, N16 7UR).
Recently played by Max Reinhardt on BBC R3, and produced by Paddy Steer, the album is made up of Ethiopian-influenced jazz, folk songs and poetry. For this special show, Alabaster is joined by Dan Leavers (Soccer 96, The Comet is Coming), Jamie Doe (The Magic Lantern), Will Calderbank (Sons of Noel and Adrian) and others.
Also on the bill, blues trio Bouche, who recently appeared supporting Van Morrison, and whose fresh take on blues is chilling, sparse and above all sincere. Trumpet, double bass, electric guitar and voice. They follow The Magic Lantern, a singer of original folk and jazz who is indeed “An exciting new talent” (Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2) and certainly “Intriguing, compelling and exceptional” (The Guardian).
An art installation, created especially for the event by artist Anne Holme-Peterson, will transform the space and the experience.
Doors are at 7.30pm. There is a Facebook event page here for those wanting regular updates.
Peach is available from all the usual digital retailers as well as the Debt Records shop.