New Debut Album by PLATE – Tear Down This Marketplace

Dear friends,

It gives me great pleasure yet again to announce the release of another studio album which I had tremendous fun working on.

Link to hear album


PLATE is a relatively newcomer to the Singaporean Indie/Art Rock scene having formed in late 2013 and spearheaded by a highly gifted musician and songwriter, Zhong Ren Koh, who also goes by the stage moniker, Halcyon.

The music on Tear Down This Marketplace is deeply introspective and it goes through a moving journey through darkness to reach a place of light and hope by the end of it. At least, that’s how I personally intepret the music thematically in the simplest terms.

I got to do quite alot of interesting modern drumming stuff on this album such as playing along to drum machine sequences on tracks like Building With Sticks and Expanse, and record 2 to 3 different acoustic drum parts on tracks such as the opener, Revolutionaries, River, and Superhuman.

The songs feature highly creative, and dare I say highly original as well as funky, grooves that were not written by me but by Zhong Ren. It was a whale of fun learning the grooves and trying to replicate them as exact as possible. I’m particularly happy also with the variety of drum sounds on offer that create (hopefully) a delectable array of tones and textures for your ears to feast on.

In closing, I sincerely hope that you enjoy this album as much as I did making it with Zhong Ren. We will be looking at some possible live gigs with a full band lineup in the next couple of months to further promote the album.

PS: If you would like to hire me to play on your recording project, I can be reached at 98291901 or by email:


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