God Is Not Your Fault :: An Interview with Alabaster DePlume

A week or so prior to the US election our pal (and International Anthem founder) Scottie McNiece and I were discussing the nuances of one of our favorite albums of 2020 — Alabaster DePlume’s To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1. A sort of audio balm, the lp’s tones and textures have been a constant companion throughout this pandemic. As McNeice helped birth the project, we asked him to check in with the artist on our behalf…

Alabaster DePlume :: Turpentine

One of our most listened to albums of 2020 (and de facto audio balm during this pandemic), Alabaster DePlume’s To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1 continues to yield dividends with the release of a visual companion to “Turpentine”. Shot by filmmaker Cyrus Moussavi the day before Chicago went on full lockdown, Moussavi interprets the tracks atmosphere as being warm at home, yet deeply unsettled …