Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar, and Alabaster dePlume unite on a new song “Amoeba's Dream” from Danalogue & Sarathy Korwar collaborative debut EP “Equinox”. London-based synthesizer player and producer Dan Leavers aka Danalogue has been astral traveling through multiple sonic dimensions for the past few years, notably, his critically acclaimed work producing and performing in Mercury-nominated trio The Comet is Coming (with Betamax and Shabaka Hutchings) and Soccer96 (with Betamax). Dan with Max Hallett aka Betamax released in June new EP "Tactics" with Alabaster dePlume on vocals.
Listen below to Soccer96 with Alabaster dePlume new song “Buy It”, from their forthcoming debut EP “Tactics”:
Danalogue invited Sarathy into his studio, where the duo spent two days over the vernal equinox in 2018 jamming, recording, and sharing their influences from Terry Riley, Sun Ra, Isao Tomita, and Don Cherry. Alabaster dePlume joined on one track.
Listen below to Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar and Alabaster dePlume new song “Amoeba's Dream”, from their forthcoming debut EP “Equinox”:
Alabaster released in February 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. Sarathy Korwar & Dan Leavers, both contributed to this record.
Listen below to Alabaster dePlume latest album “To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1” :
Sarathy Korwar is one of the most original and compelling voices in the UK jazz scene, leading the UPAJ Collective, collaborating with Shabaka Hutchings (The Comet Is Coming), clarinetist Arun Ghosh and producer Hieroglyphic Being, as well as groups Penya and Ill Considered. He has toured with Kamasi Washington, Yussef Kamaal and Moses Boyd.
Korwar’s debut album, “Day To Day”, recorded with the support of the Steve Reid Foundation, was released by Ninja Tune in 2016. In 2018, Gearbox Records released a triple vinyl live album by Sarathy Korwar and UPAJ Collective titled “My East Is Your West”, performed and recorded at a sold-out Church of Sound show. Korwar released his second studio album, “More Arriving”, through The Leaf Label in July 2019. Truly one of the best albums of 2019! He put out two new singles this year with Zia Ahmed "Birthright" and "Turner on the 20".
Listen below to Sarathy Korwar last single album "Turner on the 20" :
Danalogue & Sarathy Korwar new album “Equinox” will come out 17 July 2020, all proceeds go to Skin Deep's “Black Creatives Fund”.
Danalogue - synth
Sarathy Korwar - drums
Alabaster dePlume - Words and Tenor Saxophone
Kristian Craig Robinson - Percussion and Bamboo Flute
- Ballad of Rathalog
- Inner Space
- Amoeba's Dream feat. Alabaster dePlume
- Major Goes Free
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Makaya McCraven - Mak Attack
Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar, Alabaster dePlume - Amoeba's Dream
Mammal Hands - Chaser
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - Nightrider / Tidal Waves (NPR Tiny Desk version)
Emma-Jean Thackray - Um / Open (with Blu)
Lady Blackbird - Blackbird (Emma-Jean Thackray remix)
Tenderlonious - Quarantena
Roos Jonker, Dean Tippet - This One
Peacemaker Global Quartet - Incense
Fabiano Do Nascimento - Tributo
Jerk - Earthrise
Mike Casey - Get You - Take 1
Han Litz Group - Tucan Playa
Gerald Clayton - A Light - Live
Jeremy Cunningham, Dustin Laurenzi - My Greatest Joy Is Everything
Bobby Watson - Condition Blue
DJ Vadim - Didnt Cha Know
Kind & Kinky Zoo - Spam Heat
Cliff Beach, Mestizo Beat - Penny Candy
Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Tucker Antell - Boosh Boosh
Keleketla! - International Love Affair
Prince Fatty, Shniece McMenamin, Horseman - The Model - Dub Version
The Wailers, U-Roy, Doctor Dread - Try Me