Monday Michiru | Nexus

Monday Michiru | Nexus

Monday Michiru is regarded as one
of the pioneering female writers, producers, singers, and arrangers of
the urban/acid jazz scene of the mid 80’s. Monday has forged a career
in that same style which has led her to her latest effort “Nexus” which
combines R&B, jazz, and pure voice to this cd and is stunning and
beautiful just as the person who is singing it. This deal is more jazzier
than her past cd’s. So the question is – which project? She has close to 50
albums out there, whether it be compillations or just appearing on other
artist works, producing and remixing others artists work.

When you first hear this cd, you will
be like ‘alright’. Then the more you listen, the more you groove to it. And believe me, we at T.U.M.S. got blindsided by this offering. But when we
dropped the video for “Sands Of Time” on the site, it was a whole
different ball game. This project is off the chain and well worth it to.

Monday produced and arranged all the songs on this cd except “Sands Of Time”, which was produced by Kyoto Jazz Massive, one of the top
producers on the Japanese music scene. And “In Your Eyes” which was
produced by Soulfeenix, will definitely remind you of
Incognito – just by the style. “Sands of time” is a testament to love
and life, and if you watch the video (look above), you’ll see pictures of her
family. This is not one of those projects that you just throw in the player and
forget about. This is one of those records that will capture you at first note. Period.

Marv D.
The Urban Music Scene

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