I WAS NOT SLEEPING by DANALOGUE X ALABASTER DEPLUME

SKU115651
ArtistDANALOGUE X ALABASTER DEPLUME
TitleI WAS NOT SLEEPING
LabelTOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE
Catalog #TRC 006
Genre
ReleaseW 50 - 2020
FormatVinyl - UKLP
 € 14,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. the march that is unstoppable
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/01_the_march_that_is_unstoppable.mp3
  2. gull communion
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/02_gull_communion.mp3
  3. broken tooth skyline feat joshua idehen
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/03_broken_tooth_skyline_feat_joshua_idehen.mp3
  4. youre doing very well
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/04_youre_doing_very_well.mp3
  5. sundance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/05_sundance.mp3
  6. thats not your furniture
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/06_thats_not_your_furniture.mp3
  7. all who wander are not lost
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/07_all_who_wander_are_not_lost.mp3
  8. Create unlikely futures
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/08_create_unlikely_futures.mp3
  9. guest
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/trc_006_i_was_not_sleeping/09_guest.mp3

Description

Collab between producer Danalogue and Spoken-word artist Alabaster dePlume who met at London's Total Refreshment Centre, a place that's become something of an incubator for the vibrant new London jazz scene. In their music, Danalogue and Alabaster dePlume seek to find utopia amidst a real-world reality of austerity, divisional politics and a UK lurching towards the right wing. The title of the record addresses this explicitly.

Embedded in the stitching, the spontaneity of the duo's freewheeling shines through. Opener 'The March is Unstoppable' is a portent of this; a breaksy, hip hop-inspired beat that comes washed in chiming synth lines and squelching bass. 'You're Doing Very Well' – the first track to come from their initial sessions at TRC - is another example of the duo's ability to ride a stylistic ebb and flow, working layered saxophone through delays to create a dubby ascent to the stars.

There are guest appearances too. Among those are poet and Benin City vocalist Joshua Idehen, who appears on 'Broken Tooth Skyline', and TRC's Capitol K, who drops additional synth and drum machines on 'All Who Wander Are Not Lost'.

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