Mr Diagonal proudly presents North Pacific (a desert island disk)
North Pacific (a desert island disc) is a subtropical mutation of chanson anglaise, filtered through a diagonal prism to create a fractured, playful pop.
With his trusty shipmates Yannick Dupont (Moog, percussion) and Quentin Manfroy (bass, bass flute), and guest string quartet In Praise of Folly we share mr Diagonal’s maritime adventures: his squalls and sunny spells, his shipwrecks, the highs and lows of desert island life, his attempts at maritime carpentry, his manioc intoxications.
Perhaps the first belgo-scottish desert island disc, North Pacific is a maritime mirage in full-screen stereo, a summer soundtrack for drifters and dreamers.
Brand new video Maybe I’ll Build a Boat here! From the forthcoming album North Pacific (out 23 july).
New interview on Psychedelic Baby Magazine here!
Check out the CD artwork here. Album to be released next week, 23/07/2021
New album North Pacific out 23 july!
Watch here mr Diagonal’s dead-stream video.
Recorded at the Northern Quarter, Huddersfield, july 2020.
The show is recorded ‘dead’ on stage, to be projected on a life-size screen to a socially spaced-out audience.
With thanks to Mike and Sam at this great little venue.
Other news: I’m glad to say mr Diagonal has left Facebook.
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