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Melancholy Prequel (Rising Sun Redux)

by Marcus D

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minDoS Awesome (re)release. Even if you have the original Melancholy Prequel, this version is still worth picking up. MD never disappoints Favorite track: Bar Lupin.
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gokaiju A chance to have re-edited and reworked this beautiful album. Everything is done brilliantly, a complete pleasure for the ears! Thank you Marcus D ! Favorite track: Reverie.
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Omar Nunez One of the most prolific Jazz infused albums I have ever had the pleasure of listening. This album is so well crafted and put together that it can fit any mood. From the soul touching track "Lost Memories", to the finger-snapping, toe-tapping "Bar Lupin" this album has everything you need whatever mood/situation you are going through. Once again Marcus D does it again by surprising us with an album that should not be missed and is impossible to skip through. 5/5. Favorite track: Lost Memories.
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Jazzalytic 03:38
Bar Lupin 03:26
One Fine Day 03:36
It Chose Me 04:03
Reverie 04:53
Tengu 03:55
Mind's End 03:43
Kichijouji 03:36
Pharmaceutic 04:00
Wishing Well 04:33
Hope 03:47


In 2012, Marcus D cemented his status as one of the most proficient producers of jazz-themed hip hop in the business with the release of Melancholy Hopeful – an album that garnered features from some of the underground’s most respected emcees. As part of that project, the former Seattle and current Tokyo resident also released Melancholy Prequel (originally pressing only 100 copies as a Kickstarter perk) featuring tracks that didn’t make the album. Now, due to an unexpectedly strong reception and popular demand, MD is re-releasing Melancholy Prequel for the masses with seven new tracks. Released and distributed by his label Absolutzero, Melancholy Prequel is entirely instrumentals save for one, which features DMV area-based emcee Javier Starks. This re-release also features the introduction of Yojimbo, a Japanese producer and recent signee to Absolutzero. Melancholy Prequel drops on April 11th, and physical and digital copies can be purchased on marcusd.net as well as all other major digital download and streaming services.
- Ari Liljenwall (Buddyhead/MLS)


released April 11, 2017

All tracks produced by Marcus D except tracks 1,6, & 18
Tracks 1, 6, & 18 produced by Yojimbo
Bass played by Gerson (7,16)
Guitar played by Gerson (13)
Carinet played by Marcus D (18)
All tracks mastered by D-Sane
Licensed and Distributed by Absolutzero
Original cover illustration by Rezoe
Cover and album design by LLGFX


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Marcus D Tokyo, Japan

Marcus D is from Seattle and currently resides in Tokyo where he runs his record label, Absolutzero.

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