Here it is !! The last lp from great Mark de Clive Lowe is finally out !! CHURCH is the 11th album from MdCL and has been funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2013.
Everything Mark is doing is unique, special, interesting … Yes, I’m a huge fan because he is inspired by multi cultural music, each kind of music is good enough to make something special to MdCL. That’s at least how I feel it. It’s enough for me 😉
1 – The Mission feat. John Robinson : soft Piano / Bass then beautiful Horns / Drums – Progressive Pressure then … MC John Robinson. Great Piano loop …
2 – Nova Roda feat. Constramestre Xingu : Percussion / Berimbau / vocal interlude – Deep african mood (to me actually)
3 – Brukstep : Typical Instrumental MdCL tune – Fabulous piano solo, excellent drum programming and … fantastic trumpet solo by Duane Eubanks – Shake it, Shake it !!
4 – The Processionnal : Josiel Perez Hernandez … man, you can play trumpet !! Miguel Atwood – Ferguson on Viola … INTENSE / POWERFUL
5 – Now Or Never feat. Nia Andrews : I love Nia’s voice 🙂 The Piano is insane ! Insistent lines to get absorbed deep in this strange atmosphere … You loose control while listenning to this incredible drums & Nia incantations 😉
6 – Ghazyia : The first tune I had the privilege to hear as backer (Kickstarter campaign). Smooth horns, excellent keyboards on the background, then HORNS EXPLOSION !! Oh I love this moment !!
7 – Sketch For Miguel : aaah Miguel Atwood -Ferguson … always nice … Surrounding mood and beautiful break.
8 – Hollow feat. Nia Andrews : Well … Nia Andrews is magical. MdCL knows how to captivate her energy. One of my Fav.
9 – Prayer : What a fantastic work on sounds ! Mark is incredible ! It’s never simple, he is a perfectionnist, a sound lover if that could only means something.
10 – Imam : Tim Lefevre on Bass ! Ouch ! It hurts, it’s gooood ! Heavy tempo, slighlty unstructured.
11 – Sun Up Sun Down feat. TheeKIDICARUS : Free the horns 😉 I don’t know why I feel like I’m in North Africa by listenning to this tune … Great production.
12 – Mason’s Galaxy : Down tempo, cool Bass, smooth horns, muted trumpet, sci-fi sounds. Brillant cover from great Charles Earland where Duane Eubanks reenacted Freddie Hubbard perfectly !
13 – Distractions feat. Nia Andrews concludes this excellent piece with the best ingredients CHURCH. Speechless. It’s not too late …