Almost ten years ago, musician and visual artist Mark Jennings (Norwich, UK) enlightened Europe with his project Master Solo. After numerous tours under this moniker, he decided to focus on other projects in 2009. The album Not So Solo, recorded with a band in 2007, was shelved before ever being released.
Recently we stumbled upon the master of Not So Solo by Master Solo, flinging about in the Tiny Room HQ. The album blew us away. The songs were as strong as they were 10 years ago, with a great and clear production. Like good wine, time did a great job: we suddenly held what appeared to be a classic indie rock record in our hands. Somewhere between Pavement and Daniel Johnston, with witty lyrics crooned on crunchy guitars and electronics. Now, almost ten years after being recorded, we are proud to finally release this timeless beauty into the world!
Not So Solo will be released on cassette/digital on May 14th, 2016. In celebration of this almost-lost record, Master Solo will be playing his tunes for an audience one last time. The event will take place in Theater Kikker (Utrecht) and Mark will be playing with Lost Bear as his backing band.
Watch the video for ‘Holidays On Ice’ here: