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    MANDOKI SOULMATES Release Full-Length Album

    Art Rock Supergroup MANDOKI SOULMATES Release Full-Length Album Feat. Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce, Al Di Meola and Others In Partnership With U.S. Label CLEOPATRA RECORDS!

    Features performances by Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Supertrampís John Helliwell & John Siebenberg, Toto's Bobby Kimball Manfred Mann's Chris Thompson, Cream's Jack Bruce PLUS Jazz-Rock giants Al Di Meola, Cory Henry, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Richard Bona and many more!

    Los Angeles, CA - L.A.-based indie label Cleopatra Records and Hungarian-born songwriter/producer/musician Leslie Mandoki, the mastermind behind the living, breathing art rock project Mandoki Soulmates, are proud to announce the release of the first full-length album since the two entities joined forces earlier this year. Coming out on Cleopatraís venerated progressive rock imprint, Purple Pyramid, home to such artists as Nektar, Tangerine Dream, Hawkwind-alumni project Hawkestrel, and Rick Wakeman, the album entitled Living In The Gap + Hungarian Pictures is actually a double album adding the 45-minute Prog Rock suite Hungarian Pictures, based on a musical concept by Deep Purpleís Jon Lord & ELPís Greg Lake, to the original Living In The Gap album. Having already topped the Amazon Classic Rock Charts in Germany, Living In The Gap + Hungarian Pictures is poised to bring a whole new audience in North America, South America, the UK and beyond into the Soulmatesí family of fanatics.

    As with his other projects under the Mandoki Soulmates banner, Leslie Mandoki has brought together a Murdererís Row of rock icons and musicians from some of the biggest names in prog and classic rock including Jethro Tullís Ian Anderson plus current and former members of Toto, Cream, Supertramp, ELP, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Manfred Mannís Earth Band and this list goes on and on! The coming together of such a diverse cast perfectly expresses the albumís lyrical theme of unity, which couldnít be a more timely message for todayís world. Mandoki explains in the albumís video trailer, ďWe know that music is the greatest unifierÖ[These are] songs against division, from the old rebels to the young rebels. This is our time to take a breath for a better world.Ē

    Watch the entire album trailer here:

    Stream Living In The Gap + Hungarian Pictures here:

    For additional information about this release, including press clippings, photos and more videos, visit: When entering the site, check out the newly developed Soulmates Weekly short-film series, providing exclusive and private insights behind the scenes of the Mandoki Soulmates who share their stories of performing with their legendary companions both on and off stage!

    Also be sure to check out Mandoki Soulmates and Ian Andersonís special tribute to the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic - hospital workers, grocery store clerks, food delivery drivers, and others - on the digital EP We Say Thank You! Proceeds from the EP will be donated to The United Nations Foundationís COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of the WHO (World Health Organization) and The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.

    Stream the We Say Thank You EP here:

    Press inquiries:
    Glass Onyon PR
    Billy James
    PH: 828-350-8158
    11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
    Los Angeles CA 90025

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    Completely unknown to me until I read the above press release. Just finished listening to the whole thing in one sitting and I like it. The songwriting and arrangements are excellent. The playing is superb. The production is top-notch. At times I'm reminded of Steely Dan. At other times I'm sort-of reminded of The Flower Kings (not sure why). I found the whole thing a very enjoyable listen.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.


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