Hello world, its me again The Market Ace.
Just dropped an absolutely BANGER of an album aptly titled "Surreally Real". This is my 50th album and I think its absolutely incredible (both sonically and as a personal accomplishment). As you know, the world flipped its shit with the Pandemic and nothing has really been the same since. I actually recorded most of this album in the late winter and early spring and finalized it during the early stages of quarantine. It took me quite some time to actually get it all up and online though due to so many crazy things happening all at once. I literally lost it (hard drive crash), and magically recovered it (thank god for external hard drives). I almost flipped out because of it and went on this very odd but very exciting journey. I went on mini sabbatical to Ashevile,North Carolina to sort of escape and find some peace. It was quite an adventure and I did a lot of soul searching when I was there. I met with some gurus and learned how to ground myself with this new reality. After returning home I reacquainted myself with old friends and family, realigned myself with what was really important to me and set off on a new mission to be the best I could be.
Its kinda funny, I actually had a completely different cover and name for this album but after a facetime convo with one of my Best Friends Stuart Soley (also an incredible artist, photographer and man in general) I changed everything. Literally and figuratively. The cover art is a magical shot titled "Until Sunrise". All of Stus work is incredible but for whatever reason this picture spoke to me in ways I can only begin to describe. I suggest you follow him on IG: stusoley (www.stusoley.com) and check out his family brand SOLEY ALOHA for awesome Maui Merch. IG: soleyaloha (www.soleyaloha.com) Shout outs to BIG STUBBIE STU for letting me use his art for this album cover
This album is really really special to me for so so many reasons. I love creating music and art all the time so when you hit certain personal milestones, it just makes you love it all the more. Its The Market Ace so you know its every electronic genre blended together for some wild ass score/soundtrack into the deep space of the subconscious...(You know how eye dooooo LOL)
So without further ado...Early contender for 2020 instrumental album of the year...the BIG FIVE O...The Market Ace presents...