Reviews of "The Way Out Is In"
"From a production aspect, Lowe makes skilful and highly creative use of sound effects, once again cleverly combining the traditional with the technological. 'One finds a space inside, one finds a place inside' is an effective, mesmeric mantra that helps bring the listener into the meditative state of mind which Lowe seeks to inspire. His words are full of spiritual wisdom and ideas relating to Buddhism, the music ebbing and flowing, sometimes reaching moments of intensity which are thrilling. Utterly original and unique, this intoxicating soundscape is a fascinating sonic exploration of the subconscious, married to stream of consciousness lyrics which constitute a wild and wonderful poetry that brought to mind Van Morrison’s classic Astral Weeks."
Read the review by Alex Faulkner at The Faulkner Review
"[Y]ou come away from this album with much more to think about than the aftermath of your average collection of 3-minute pop songs. Such an album might find less of a following amongst the average pop-pickers but it certainly has much more to say than a ton of such albums stacked one on top of the other."
Read the review by Dave Franklin at Dancing About Architecture.
Reviews of "Nobody Wins (Pray for Ukraine)"
In French by Indiechroniquedaily
In English by The Further
Reviewed by Dave Franklin at Dancing About Architecture
Review of "The Sun Is Coming"
"Musicians are artists, that's for sure! Some use a concept of stuck genre boundaries and others ignore these boundaries and break the chains that they have imposed on themselves. This definitely applies to the artist Marc Lowe, who lives in Tokyo, Japan...
Conclusion 9 out of 10: "Fantastic concept album of the high quality variety."
"...nailing the moment. fidgety, fevered, menacing, “cool kid” organo-mechanical digital sinew.. throwing strops, fits, break-downs, overloads & pure panic attack & hebephrenic hemorrhage.
from what little i understand, it’s an American guy in Tokyo (Marc Lowe) locking leg-irons with a mainland drifting minstrel."
Read the review at the "Jikokuki" blog here (scroll down to "Lower Than God: We Advance Masked").
"Formerly based in Fukuoka but now in Tokyo, Marc Lowe is an often bewilderingly prolific musician with a vast catalogue of releases from a variety of projects, ever-muddled by deletions, repackagings and remixes, veering between Jeff Buckley-esque melodramatic guitar-led songsmithery and industrial soundscapes..."
Read the rest of Ian Martin's review of Marc Lowe's "Untitled" LP here (English-only).