Mandoki Soulmates Unveil "A Memory Of Our Future": A Prog-Rock Odyssey

Mandoki Soulmates Unveil “A Memory Of Our Future”: A Prog-Rock Odyssey

In a bold move that bridges generations and genres, the Mandoki Soulmates are set to release their latest album, “A Memory Of Our Future,” on May 10th, 2024, via Sony Music’s InsideOut Music. This announcement marks a significant milestone for the supergroup, which has been known for its fusion of rock grandeur and progressive musicality, all masterminded by the visionary Leslie Mandoki.

To celebrate the announcement, the Soulmates have dropped a new single and accompanying video, “Blood In The Water,” offering fans a tantalizing glimpse into the album’s thematic depth and musical excellence. The track is a testament to the group’s commitment to addressing pressing social and political issues through their art, wrapped in the unmistakable sophistication of prog-rock.

“A Memory Of Our Future” is not just an album; it’s a statement. In an era dominated by digital production, the Soulmates have taken a stand with an album recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely in the analog domain. This approach, from microphone to mixing board to mastering at the infamous Sterling Sound Studios in New York and vinyl cutting at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin, is a deliberate choice to connect more authentically with their audience. Leslie Mandoki describes the album as “like a love letter handwritten with a fountain pen,” emphasizing the personal touch and warmth that analog recording brings to music.

The album will be available in various formats to cater to the diverse preferences of their fan base. Vinyl enthusiasts can look forward to a 180g black 2LP set, presented in a wide-spined gatefold sleeve with an extensive 12-page booklet. CD collectors have the option of a limited edition PocketPac with a vinyl-look disc and a 24-page booklet, featuring noble matt/gloss finishing, or a standard CD jewel case for the US version. Additionally, the album will be accessible in digital format, ensuring that fans worldwide can experience the latest from Mandoki Soulmates in their preferred medium.

With “A Memory Of Our Future,” Mandoki Soulmates are poised to deliver an instant prog-rock classic. The album promises a blend of world-class musicianship and composition, coupled with insightful commentary on the state of the world. It’s a bold endeavor that underscores the band’s dedication to their craft and their message, making it a must-listen for fans of progressive rock and those who appreciate the artistry of music produced with precision and passion.

As we await the release of “A Memory Of Our Future,” the single “Blood In The Water” serves as a compelling invitation to what promises to be a profound musical journey. Stay tuned for more updates and make sure to pre-order your copy of what promises to be one of the most talked-about albums of 2024.

Tracklist

1. Blood in the Water 06:54
2. Enigma of Reason 10:06
3. The Wanderer 05:03
4. The Big Quit 08:35
5. Devil’s Encyclopedia 05:47
6. A Memory of My Future 06:26
7. I Am Because You Are 04:32
8. My Share of Your Life 07:48
9. Age of Thought 04:38
10. Matchbox Racing 06:56
11. We Stay Loud 05:25
12. Melting Pot 05:51

Mandoki Soulmates are:

Leslie Mandoki
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
Mike Stern
Al di Meola
Randy Brecker
Till Brönner
Bill Evans
John Helliwell (Supertramp)
Cory Henry
Richard Bona
Steve Bailey
Simon Phillips (Toto)
Tony Carey (Rainbow)
Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew)
Jesse Siebenberg (Supertramp)
Mark Hart (Supertramp)

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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