Artist: Mark de Clive-Lowe
Title: Church (2 Vinyl LP)
Genre: Jazz / Electronic
Pianist, Composer, Producer, DJ and live Remixer Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL) is a rare kind of musician. As at-home sitting behind the grand piano as he is creating body grooving beats on the fly, his sonic vocabulary fearlessly integrates everything from Classic House records to a full-size big band to hard-hitting electronic beats… completely live.
He is an acclaimed veteran of London’s turn-of-the-century Broken Beat scene and his new album CHURCH is a return to his first instrument, piano, and his first love – Jazz – yet this time via the filter of a life-long journey through styles and across continents.
“CHURCH is an equal part Jazz club, electronic remix experiment and dance party” Mark de Clive-Lowe 2014.
It tells the story of a musical trajectory over the course of a night and on this album of the same name, it’s captured that essence, transporting the listener to the live experience.
The album was predominantly recorded live in NYC and LA studios with de Clive-Lowe’s bands, employing minimal post-production. From his control center of grand piano, fender rhodes, drum machine, sampler pads and synthesizers, de Clive-Lowe leads his band mates through 13 tracks of Jazz as he hears it.
From the opening theme of ‘The Mission’ with John Robinson’s masterful storytelling of de Clive-Lowe’s journey of how CHURCH came into being, to the dance-floor bounce of ‘Brukstep’ and ‘Ghaziya’; the poignantly breathtaking vocals from Nia Andrews on ‘Hollow’; the Dubstep-meets-jazz of ‘Distractions’ ; the eerie horn musings on ‘Mason’s Galaxy’…
CHURCH is a full palette of flavors and moods as de Clive-Lowe takes us on a magical trip into his imagination…
Editor’s Sidenote: The CHURCH is a album double-vinyl! – a limited edition 500 unit pressing of four sides of 180 gram vinyl packaged in full size artwork plus insert and free download code..NOW AVAILABLE HERE ————->MASHIBEATS