GOLD – Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love

Alabaster DePlume - GOLD – Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2022 Ratings: #72 / 341
User Score
Based on 89 ratings
2022 Ratings: #113
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork
The Mancunian saxophonist and poet’s warm and wise album is a balm of spoken word and spiritual jazz, both strangely uncomfortable and strangely comforting.
80
The Observer

The hushed vocals and distinctive sax of this Mancunian artist compel on an album with spontaneity at its heart.

80
Albumism

Perhaps inevitably, given the way in which the album was created, there are things that don’t seem fully rounded or developed out. But this quibble aside, GOLD presents a refreshing voice that intrigues on every level.

80
Clash
It is wise in its approach – urging the need to face internal dilemmas that have been ignored for far too long.
79
Spectrum Culture
The second coming heads for the edges of the road, creating unique new soundscapes differing extensively from Angus Fairbairn’s previous album.
SonicDiscovery
79

Gold, the newest album from London-based saxophonist, composer and bandleader Alabaster Deplume is a wild listen that will take you to polar extremes. Some tracks float on by in a pleasant fog with gentle horns that transform me to an older time, while other challenge with more abstract compositions, eerie detours and spoke-word. The switches in between these spoken word works, free-jazz and spiritual gospel does make for a waky tracklist, but it’s really the variety that carries it ... read more

DareG
85

Far out and funky fusion of spiritual jazz, afrobeat, spoken word, and chamber pop that has an out of it's time feel, but in a very good way; all strung together by Alabaster's weird, warbling saxophone

Standouts: I'm Good At Not Crying, Now (Stars Are Lit), Again, A Gente Acaba, Don't Forget You're Precious, Fucking Let Them, The World Is Mine, The Sound Of My Feet On This Earth Is A Song To Your Spirit, Do You Know A Human Being When You See One?, People – What's The Difference, Who Is ... read more

LucasLannister
80

excesivamente íntimo y casi poético. no puedo creer que se pase volando de esta manera. los auriculares son la almohada para descansar entre esos vientos.

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Added on: February 2, 2022