Marc Lowe is a composer, an electronic musician, a guitarist, a singer-songwriter, a drummer (since middle school), and a videographer. He does all of his own album covers, editing, sound design, and mixing/mastering for all recordings via Logic. Marc also teaches both American and Japanese literature, as well as current events, translation, and other types of language classes as requested at the university level in Tokyo, Japan, where he has lived since late 2019.

 

Marc started his musical journey in the second grade, when he studied Mozart and classical music via the clarinet. Later, he picked up the saxophone, but soon traded in his woodwinds for the drums and rock music (at the time, mostly heavy progressive rock -- Bonham, Bruford, Peart, Copeland, etc.).

 

Marc always loved singing, and started taking the art seriously when he began college and studied operatic vocals, hence his love of vibrato and dramatic vocal stylizations (add to that his obsession from his late teens with artists such as David Bowie -- later David Sylvian, Scott Walker, Jeff Buckley, etc. -- and the picture comes further into focus).

Marc picked up the guitar for the first time in 2015, after writing songs a cappella for a time as the lead singer for a Fukuoka-based hard rock band and strongly wanting to be able to fully arrange them by himself. After the dissolution of his second band-effort in 2016, he bought a Korg USB keyboard, and his arrangements became more electronic, and more complex. Mixing/mastering in Logic Pro X, he now had all of the tools needed to become a self-produced solo artist.

These days, Marc's focus musically has been more on the guitar than before, and it has become an instrument of improvisation, as well as a sort of percussive tool at one and the same time... Electronic sounds and textures, programmed via the keyboard, organic samples (heavily manipulated and/or only slightly altered), and the acoustic strings of the guitar (with or without effectors) have recently begun melding together in new ways, so that it is sometimes difficult to classify his music as either this or that style/genre.

Marc's genre, then, could perhaps be said to be a genre of no-genre? That sounds very Buddhist, indeed.

At any rate, why not just have a listen and decide for yourself...