Boomtown: Alabaster DePlume

Enfant terrible with references to Baz Lurmann, Massive Attack and Nick Drake

Enfant terrible Alabaster DePlume may call himself a saxophonist, poet and, above all, a race performer with plenty of improvisational talent. As a teenager, he played in a rock band that intentionally played nothing in 4/4 time. He later went to live with a gang of "chaotic guitarists" in a house in Manchester known as "Dark Manor.

His 2020 album To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1 was sampled by first-time fan Bon Iver. His most recent double album Gold, distilled from partially improvised live sessions with a load of rotund musicians, was buried in superlatives. HUMO (****) hears references to Baz Lurmann, Massive Attack and Nick Drake.

His Ghent concert in Theresia was one of the highlights of 2022. Be sure to attend (again) this time.

"Illuminating! Thought provoking but full of fun, DePlume's ability to dig deep has turned up a genuine treasure" - ★★★★ MOJO

Een organisatie van Democrazy i.a.w. Ha Concerts
foto © Chris Almeida



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