DELUXE REISSUE ON HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL w/ BONUS COMPANION DOWNLOAD ALBUM IF IN DOUBT YES: THE CORNER OF A SPHERE LIVE AND REMIXED "ABSOLUTELY BLEW MY MIND" - GILLES PETERSON, BBC 6MUSIC
"TOTALLY UNIQUE" - MAX REINHARDT, BBC RADIO 3 "A REAL ONE-OFF" - CLASH "A REMINDER OF HOW VITAL AND ADVENTUROUS MUSIC CAN BE" - THE GUARDIAN?"COSMIC DREAMINESS CUT WITH WRY EXASPERATION" - Q ?"SKRONK, ECSTASY AND KEEN-EYED OBSERVATION" - MOJO
Lost Map Records are excited to announce a special deluxe edition of the wonderfully uncategorisable album The Corner of a Sphere by London and Manchester based spoken word artist, writer and saxophonist Angus Fairbairn AKA Alabaster dePlume, following a sell-out of now two physical runs.
The result of monthly development concerts that brought together different disciplines and communities at the Total Refreshment Centre in Dalston, the album is available again on heavyweight vinyl LP with download codes. This edition is accompanied by an exclusive bonus album titled If In Doubt Yes - a collection of live recordings, new material and remixes co-released in partnership with the Total Refreshment Centre (see below for full tracklisting). Following the release of the successful compilation To Cy And Lee: Instrumentals Vol.1 in 2020, Alabaster dePlume will release more brand-new music on the Chicago-based label International Anthem in association with Lost Map in 2022. Informed by such diverse experiences playing in polyrhythmic punk bands in his youth, tuition in jazz and Indian classical music, five years as an accompanist for other artists on international tours and ten years of working with adults with learning difficulties, Alabaster dePlume's output is thoroughly special. A disarming, unpredictable, wilfully awkward and totally life-affirming meld of richly evocative poetry and singing, sweet soft music, deadpan comedy, left-wing political fire and righteous helpings of right-on good vibes, as encapsulated best by Angus's positive mantra: "y