Alabaster dePlume releases a new mini EP called “Visit Croatia”. Back in February he released one of the best albums this year, “To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1” through International Anthem (Chicago) Lost Map (Eigg) and Total Refreshment Centre (London). It is a compilation of instrumentals, taken from early releases, re-mastered, with new some material.
"Visit Croatia" from that album was later prominently sampled by Bon Iver on "PDLIF". Today, he released that song as a single with two previously unreleased B-sides: "Black Drifts" and "The Good Wine".
Watch the video below to Alabaster dePlume new songs “The Good Wine” and “Black Drifts”, from the mini EP called “Visit Croatia”:
"I love music, and words and performance, but it will never be as good as people. So, if I’m going to get my work done, I must sometimes go away from people. In the middle of a heavy gigging schedule I chose to take two cassette recorders somewhere I could be unreachable, for a week. I made many things there, including these tunes. It was winter. I chopped firewood. A chinook flew over my head. I gradually came to trust myself, to be sincere”, Alabster said about new tracks.
He also shares one more unreleased track “Seen” exclusively on Bandcamp only for one day. Whoever was lucky to hear it, knows that is mesmerizing like the rest of his work.
Alabaster deplume new EP “Visit Croatia” came out via International Anthem on 20 July 2020.
Listen below to Alabaster dePlume new songs “The Good Wine” and “Black Drifts”, from the mini EP called “Visit Croatia”:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Alabaster DePlume - The Good Wine
Eddie Henderson - Smile
Raffy Bushman - Look Up
Moonfish, Maria Chiara Argirò, Riccardo Chiaberta - Drop of Water
Jaga Jazzist - Tomita - Edit
Jerk - Celestial Voices
Web Web - Safar - Flip Remix
Pugs Atomz, Inkswel, Blu, Georgia Anne Muldrow - Origami Dollars
Jimi Tenor - Sugar and Spice
Lee Fields & The Expressions - The One Who's Hurting Is You
Immanuel Wilkins - Grace And Mercy
72-Hour Post Fight - Unglued
Pachakuti, young.vishnu, Masha Kashyna - Power
Steam Down, Afronaut Zu - Etcetera
Gaidaa, Saba, Jarreau Vandal - Stranger
Wandering Monster - Metropolis
Nine Sparks Riots, Apocalyptic Brass Collective, MASAKA - The Antidote
The Lions, Alex Désert, Black Shakespeare - The Loser
Sevana - If You Only Knew
Lotek, Daddy Speedo - This Is (The Rebirth of Rude)