Mandoki Soulmates – A Memory of our Future out 10th May 2024

14 April 2024

Ian Anderson appears on the forthcoming Mandoki Soulmates album “A Memory of Our Future”, due for release via InsideOut Music on 10th May 2024. More info about the record, including it’s all analog recording process can be found below in the press release:

More than three decades after its inception, the Mandoki Soulmates band, led by founder Leslie Mandoki, has not only set breakthrough musical standards with their new album “A Memory Of Our Future,” but has also delivered a masterpiece of audio production technology: an entire album recorded and produced in the analog domain—from first note to finished vinyl. 


Needless to say, the production of an 80-minute concept album is a rare undertaking in today’s musical landscape. On top of that, the purely analog signal processing used throughout, from microphone to mixing and mastering, to vinyl lacquer cutting, makes “A Memory Of Our Future” a manifesto of precision and passion that can be felt in every note of this magnum opus. The mastering of the analog mix-down tape by the renowned Greg Calbi (John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen) at Sterling Sound in New York, and the vinyl master cut at Emil Berliner Studios are bona fides of the level of the album’s audiophile excellence. 

With a recording and production process hard to find in contemporary music, the band has captured a warmth and vibrancy in their sound that is often lost in digital recordings. Put all together, the Soulmates have created a work of musical diversity that ranges from prog to jazz rock, combining compositional maturity, playful ease, and artful solos with great arcs of tension and profound lyrics with socio-political themes.

This inter-generational supergroup of rock and fusion grandmasters with 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), Leslie Mandoki, Tony Carey (Rainbow), Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew), Jesse Siebenberg and Mark Hart (both Supertramp), are calling out for action against division and for humanity with this album. 


With “A Memory Of Our Future,” the Soulmates achieve a unique fusion of audiophile excellence and socio-politically relevant music. This album is not just for fans of prog and jazz rock, but for anyone who appreciates authentic music.

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