The seven-track LP is the Los Angeles artist's 15th release. It was recorded in June of 2018 over three nights at Los Angeles' Blue Whale. Studio sessions were also completed later at Hollywood's NRG Studios, rooted in modern electronics and an array of jazz forms. Features include Carlos Niño, Teodross Avery, Josh Johnson, Brandon Eugene Owens, and Brandon Combs.
Heritage opens a two-part series exploring Mark de Clive-Lowe's cultural heritage as half Japanese and half New Zealander. "Heritage is the idea of transmitting from the past to the future," he explains. "Knowing more about who we are and where we’re going by understanding where we come from. It’s about identity and one’s place in the world." Heritage II is scheduled to follow in April.
The first glimpse of music from Heritage comes with "Memories of Nanzenji," with its complex interweavings of colorful percussion and lavish harmonies.
Physical pressings of Heritage include translucent red vinyl and CD. Pre-order a copy here ahead of the album's February 8 release.
01. The Offering
02. Bushidō 1
03. Memories of Nanzenji
07. Asa no Yume