Uczłowieczający, życzliwy jazz z londyńskiego Total Refreshment Centre. Saksofonista Angus Fairbairn skacze z estetyki w estetykę... folk, Arthur Russell, etiopski jazz, aż po muzykę do filmów Studia Ghibli.
Angus Fairbairn may split his time between London and Manchester, but his music as Alabaster dePlume speaks to a kind of old-world romanticism that takes him out of time and place. Affiliated with Total Refreshment Centre, this mightily talented artist unfurls the kind of strikingly fresh twist on jazz we've come to expect from the London-based studios. His saxophone flutters in a most unusual of ways, while around it the mood and mode varies from Americana wooze to African spiritual and on to Middle Eastern mysticism. This is music of the Earth undoubtedly, but it celebrates the ability of distinct cultures to transcend the trappings of terra firma through song.