First Listen: Mark de Clive-Lowe has “Memories of Nanzenji”

(January 5, 2018) While not a household name among SoulTrackers, Mark de Clive-Lowe is one of the most creative and respected producers in the soul music world. His work over the past 20 years with artists ranging from Lauryn Hill to Omar to Sy Smith, has shown him to be both versatile and imaginative in his approach.

MdCL has also spent much of the last decade as a solo recording artist, including his critically lauded 2014 project, Church. He returns again in February with the new album Heritage, on Ropeadope Records. And he brings an impressive list of musicians with him, including Josh JohnsonTeodross AveryBrandon Eugene OwensBrandon Combs and Carlos Niño.

(January 5, 2018) While not a household name among SoulTrackers, Mark de Clive-Lowe is one of the most creative and respected producers in the soul music world. His work over the past 20 years with artists ranging from Lauryn Hill to Omar to Sy Smith, has shown him to be both versatile and imaginative in his approach.

MdCL has also spent much of the last decade as a solo recording artist, including his critically lauded 2014 project, Church. He returns again in February with the new album Heritage, on Ropeadope Records. And he brings an impressive list of musicians with him, including Josh JohnsonTeodross AveryBrandon Eugene OwensBrandon Combs and Carlos Niño.

The sneak peek song from the album is “Memories of Nanzenji,” a gentle song that builds to a beautiful crescendo, and that harkens back to the vibe of many of the acid jazz recordings of the late 70s and early 80s. This is mood music for a late evening, and, while it may be an acquired taste for some, we think other SoulTrackers may find this is something that they dig.

Check out MdCL’s “Memories” below and tell us what you think.

Mark de Clive-Lowe – “Memories of Nanzenji”

 
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