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The Universe’s Wildest Dream, the latest release from Marcus Strickland Twi-Life, is an eclectic Afro-Futuristic soundtrack, geared towards raising awareness of the miraculous Planet Earth through Pan-African aesthetics, bringing together many genres of black music. “I figure if there’s any message that can recruit more Earthlings to acknowledge, comprehend and take action towards global warming and sustainability, it is the realization that we may be the only planet that harbors life, that we are probably the universe’s wildest dream,” says Strickland. Comprised of works Marcus wrote during the 2020 New York City lockdown, the sound (shaped by production from both Marcus Strickland & Charles Haynes), lyrics and titles resonate with the spiritual realm and praise our existence within this vast universe.

Personnel: Marcus Strickland - soprano, alto, tenor saxes + bass clarinet Mitch Henry - keys, piano + organ Kyle Miles - bass Charles Haynes - drums

Guests: Lionel Loueke - guitar + vocals (on "Dust Ball Fantasy") Christie Dashiell - vocals (on "Matter") Ras Stimulant - dialogue (on "Infinity")

Produced by Marcus Strickland
Co-Produced by Charles Haynes

Tracking Engineer - Feri Bong
Mixing Engineer - Charles Haynes
Mastering Engineer - Chris Longwood

Editing - Jackie Sanchez
Additional & Drum Editing - Charles Haynes

Artwork by Langz Raphael
Graphic Design by Marcus Strickland

discography

The Universe's Wildest Dream
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Strick Muzik

The Universe's Wildest Dream
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Strick Muzik

People of the Sun
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Blue Note

Nihil Novi
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Blue Note

Nihil Novi
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Blue Note

Triumph of the Heavy, V1
Marcus Strickland
Strick Muzik

Triumph of the Heavy, V2
Marcus Strickland
Strick Muzik

Idiosyncrasies
Marcus Strickland Trio
Strick Muzik

Of Song
Marcus Strickland Quartet
Criss Cross

Open Reel Deck
Marcus Strickland Trio
Strick Muzik

Twi-Life
Marcus Strickland
Strick Muzik

Brotherhood
Marcus Strickland Quartet
Fresh Sound

At Last
Marcus Strickland Quartet
Fresh Sound

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