Friday _12.04.24180 DKK + fee

Slauson Malone 1 US

Surrealistic, genre-bending hip-hop and performance

In the realm between performance and popular music, Slauson Malone 1 creates surrealistic sound collages with influences from hip-hop, free jazz, grungy no-wave, and chamber music. Slauson Malone 1 released his second album “EXCELSIOR” on the iconic Warp Records last autumn, and ALICE can now present the Roskilde-bound American multidisciplinary artist and producer in intimate settings in April.

Behind the alias Slauson Malone 1 is the American multidisciplinary artist and producer Jasper Marsalis, previously known from the Brooklyn-based avant-garde hip-hop collective Standing on the Corner, which produced mixtapes and beats for artists such as Solange. As Slauson Malone 1, Marsalis works in the realm between performance and popular music, creating saturated, dissonant sound collages influenced by hip-hop, soul, free jazz, grungy no-wave, and chamber music. As a listener, one is drawn to Marsalis’ restless journey through a surreal and genre-bending musical landscape, unfolding into fascinating kaleidoscopic soundscapes each time one revisits his music.

In 2019, Jasper Marsalis released his first album “A Quiet Farwell, 2016–2018” under the alias Slauson Malone. On his second studio album “EXCELSIOR,” released on Warp Records (Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, OPN, Yves Tumor) in the autumn of 2023, the death of Slauson Malone and the birth of Slauson Malone 1 are marked – a revived musical persona that takes its listener on a dizzying, surreal journey through blurred and atmospheric compositions, exploring themes such as masculinity, love, and Black identity. “EXCELSIOR” is crafted from a collection of personal essays and is packed with both musical and literary references, featuring over 20 different instruments – from acoustic guitar and brass to theremin, percussion, glockenspiel, and Wurlitzer. Among the collaborators on the album are, for example, BADBADNOTGOOD drummer Alex Sowinski, the legendary singer/songwriter Chocolate Genius, ALICE-featured Astrid Sonne on vocals, and cellist Nicky Wetherell, who also performs live with Marsalis.

Slauson Malone 1 is currently on everyone’s lips with his outstanding release and a very special live reputation, and ALICE is proud to present the Roskilde Festival-bound multidisciplinary artist and producer in intimate settings in April, accompanied by cello.

About EXCELSIOR:

“A fascinating and hypnotic listen” – The Quietus

“Another vulnerable expression of raw truth that takes dozens of listens to begin to decipher, but it’s entirely worth the effort” – AllMusic

ALICE at Stairway
While the concert hall at Nørre Allé 7 is undergoing renovation, ALICE is located at the music venue Stairway in Vanløse.

Friday _12.04.24
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 20:00
Concert at: 21:00
Price: 180 DKK + fee
Buy ticket180 DKK