Mark de Clive-Lowe, Shigeto & Melanie Charles Share New LP ‘Hotel San Claudio’

Merging left-field electronics with spiritual jazz...

Mark de Clive-Lowe, Shigeto and Melanie Charles combine on fascinating new release ‘Hotel San Claudio’.

Out now, the project merges their distinct interests – club electronics, sound design, hip-hop culture – with the weight of spiritual jazz, incorporating aspects of the Pharoah Sanders legacy in the process.

Opening and closing with fresh takes on ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’, the project bridges distinct sonic elements with a thirst for the unknown. Deconstructed beats are allowed to intermingle with heady, philosophical rivers of sound, while Melanie Charles finesses these ideas into something more formal, and song-like.

An intriguing experience, ‘Hotel San Claudio’ comes during a boom time for spiritual jazz, with the tag being placed against all manner of releases. This feels more genuine, however, inserting itself into the ideals and methodologies of the era, while interpolating them a 2023 perspective.

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