Producer L’Orange & rapper Solemn Brigham have just joined forces under the name Marlowe and, true to the words of screenwriter and novelist Raymond Chandler (as quoted on their Bandcamp page – see above), the duo have shown no fear on the innovation and experimentation front!
Due for release this July via Mello Music Group Marlowe’s eponymous album consists of 17 tracks, fusing prohibition and civil rights-era samples with tough lyrical content that tackles issues such as urban decay and police brutality. Musically the album is inspired by an array of artists such as, Sam Cooke, Ice Cube, Otis Redding, Chuck D, Curtis Mayfield and KRS-One, also infusing Asian psychedelic rock flourishes into the mix.
First single Lost Arts, is the one thing here NOT true to its name, for there is no sign of any artistic loss here!! No siree!! This is one beat-tastic hit if ever I heard one! Available via their Bandcamp page, Lost Arts is being offered up as a free download right now which, as far as I’m concerned, is the best news I’ve heard all day!!
Marlowe’s self-titled album will be released on July 13th th via Mello Music Group. Pre-order the record from here.