Dee Byrne & Cath Roberts – Disembark!

Release date: 18 September 2020 (digital album)

Disembark! is the first studio album by the duo of Luminous label founders Dee Byrne (alto saxophone) and Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone). The pair have been collaborating under the banner of LUME since 2013, and running the Luminous label since 2015. They play together in many different ensembles, most recently the UK/Swiss collaboration MoonMot. In 2019 they started to explore playing as a duo, with a cluster of live dates at the start of that year.

The album was recorded at Gun Factory Studios in April 2019 by Cath Roberts, and mixed by Alex Bonney. It is a collection of short improvisations; an unplanned format that spontaneously emerged without discussion. The two acoustic saxophones engage in a dialogue that navigates a range of contrasting textures, from delicate breath sounds to visceral howling…


Dee Byrne – alto saxophone
Cath Roberts – baritone saxophone

Recorded on 29th April 2019 at Gun Factory Studios, London
by Cath Roberts.

Mixed by Alex Bonney.

Artwork by Dee Byrne.

Luminous Label 2020 | LU012