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Thursday 20th October 2022

Alabaster DePlume

— Lost Horizon
“The method is part of the mission. It wasn’t like school. We had mayhem. We were having fun. That is the story and the process – and I want
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Gus Fairbairn, aka Alabaster DePlume, has a pocketful of phrases that he uses all the time whether
he’s walking down the street or holding court with musicians and an audience. For a long time the
Mancunian would tell anyone who’d listen that they were doing very well. More recently, it’s another
phrase which has a similar effect and which belies his unwavering commitment to personal
vulnerability and collective politics: “Don’t forget you’re precious.”

A process that is people-first not product-first ensures that the music is unique; often gem-like.
Alabaster DePlume’s songs are built on sonorous circular melodies and luminous tones that transmit
calmness and generosity in warm waves – unless they’re raging against complacency and the
everyday inhumanity of end times capitalism. Most importantly, he brings a valuable transparency to
his work. “This is what I’m really doing,” he says. “I want to talk about why I’m doing this, and how I’m
doing this.”

His double album Gold (2022) was recorded at London’s Total Refreshment Centre (TRC) over
two weeks. He invited a different set of musicians each day, playing the tunes to click so that
DePlume, who also produced it, could cut the 17 hours of sessions together like a collage. As with all
his sessions, he ensured that the musicians didn’t have enough time to rehearse the tunes, instead
requiring them to tune into each other and to rely on each other to reach the end of a song. There
was another rule: no listening back to sessions after recording.

“The method is part of the mission. It wasn’t like school. We had mayhem. We were having fun. That
is the story and the process – and I want to live that way.”

Artist Videos:

YouTube
Alabaster DePlume - "Don't Forget You're Precious"
YouTube
Alabaster dePlume - 'Be Nice To People' (Official Video)

Artist Audio:

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