Always liked Mark.Nine's music since I discovered it on Jamendo. Great to see a new release! Of the two tracks on the pre-release album I really dig Pleasant Distractions. But might update the favorite after the release.
Favorite track: Pleasant Distractions.
Historically, my albums have always been free or pay-as-you-like. More recently, I've adopted Bandcamp as a way to support me and show appreciation. You can continue to listen to my music through sources such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, or any other convenient streaming source, or even free through Youtube.
I'm very fortunate to be in a situation where I can continue to support myself and music production. For this and all albums, and discography purchases, 100% of purchases and pre-orders (outside of the Bandcamp/Paypal cut) will be donated to mental health awareness programs.
It's been 8 years since Bicycles! If you were still around and waiting for some new material, I sincerely hope you enjoy this. I hope that despite world events, this helps bring some escape.
I've experienced significant changes in my life since my last active musical period and I feel I've grown and learned an immeasurable amount since then. By no means is it complete, nor does this album encapsulate everything, but I hope that I can continue to provide some music along the way.
I normally struggle to come up with blurbs for these albums and I don't feel I do a good job of self promoting. But there's a lot to say with this album and believe I was able to convey that in the songs. So let me know what you think.
released May 1, 2020
• Music by Marcus Gutierrez, recorded at Artificial Memories (2019-2020)
• Additional collaboration with Tomas Borosko (Five Step Path)
• Album photograph and artwork by Marcus Gutierrez
• Album drawing by Harper Garmon
• Mastered by Jesse Skeens @ Medway Studios
• Digital release @ Artificial Memories 2020 - Cat #006