Central Plateau

by Alargo

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Richard Gürtler ..."Central Plateau", which delves deeply into gorgeously vast cinematic horizons, when meticulously coalescing soothingly introspective expansive meanders, delicately permeated here and there by gossamery fragments, with utterly poignant trumpet evocativeness, wandering from engrossingly wide-screen to queerly ephemeral. An equilibrium of embrace is in full bloom, what a beauty!!! A Hall of Fame composition and an ultimate balsam for my mind and body...

Keep the fire burning!!!
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“These are finely sculptured little tone poems, set in a colour scale that spans from iridescent to luminous, and whether you come from a love of classic Flying Nun, thinking person's folk music, or Mahler symphonies, you could well find a connection”
William Dart
23 April 2017
New Horizons, Radio New Zealand

“This shapeshifting album rarely rests with the obvious… but suggests soundtracks to imagined places and films of the psyche.”
Graham Reid
Jan 09, 2017

“Comfortingly ancient, and unnervingly modern”
James Belfield
27 Jan 2017
New Zealand Listener

“An album for people who want to explore and expand their imagination”
Aleisha Ward
February/March 2017
NZ Musician

“…a record you can sink into like a warm bath on a winter's night. Central Plateau is a beautiful and thoughtful work that quietly opens up a little further with each consecutive listen.”
Andrew Dubber
Jan 10, 2017
Director of Music Tech Fest UK, Music Industry Professor, author.

“ Alargo just released their debut album and it is incredible! It feels like David Bowie's Neuköln... when teenage angst gives way to a mature somber determination.”
Tim Webb
Jan 06, 2017

“…multi layered magic is woven into the mix. This is improvised music in the purist sense…”
John Fenton
Jan 2017

“gorgeously vast cinematic horizons”
Richard Gürtler
Bratislava, Slovakia
Jan 06, 2017


released November 29, 2016

All tracks by Kingsley Melhuish and Alan Brown.
Produced by Alargo. Recorded live in the studio by P. W. Streekstra, assisted by Mike McMinn. Mixed by P. W. Streekstra.
Mastered by Angus McNaughton, Auralux Mastering Ltd.

Cover photo angusmcnaughton.com. Band photo Christopher John Photography.

℗ 2016 Pacific Echoes © 2016 Alargo
All rights reserved (Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance & broadcasting of this recording prohibited).


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Alargo Auckland, New Zealand

Multi-instrumentalists Kingsley Melhuish and Alan Brown juxtapose natural and manipulated sounds ‘live’ with no overdubs. A disparate sound palette of brass, conch, percussion, synth, loops, and effects weave together to create evocative, cinematic soundscapes.

Taking inspiration from Brian Eno, Aphex Twin to Norwegians Jan Bang and Arve Henriksen; Alargo produce elegant, haunting music.
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