Paxico Records

Marcus J. Moore - Tender Rhythms and Songs of Love (Cassette)

Ships In 3-4 Business Days
Released in the fall of 2020, Marcus J. Moore’s first album, “spr blk: liberation jazz and soul from the ‘70s and beyond,” was an expansive 60-minute set of underground Black music that seethed with intensity, like an avant-garde band working out provocative material during a late-night gig. On purpose, the music reflected the dismay of the year: Once again, America was forced to reckon with its divisions along racial and political lines, and the rise of Covid-19 halted the global economy and forced everyone indoors for an extended period of time. The album was therapy for Moore personally. The author, curator, and music journalist had just released the highly-anticipated first book on rapper Kendrick Lamar. The themes across the record were reflected in the narrative.

For “spr blk 2: love joints, jams for the crib and beyond,” Moore looks inward, offering slow songs meant to simmer at night, or beneath overcast skies when afternoon turns to evening. “This is the kind of music I grew up listening to,” Moore says. “I wanted this to feel like Sundays after church, sitting in the living room with just the screen door keeping you from the outside. I also understand that my work has a certain urgency attached to it. I wanted to remind myself that it’s okay to chill.”

There’s still a lot going on here, of course. Side A is full of the kind of bluesy romantic soul that listeners of Stax Records would appreciate. Side B is slightly more upbeat, but still downtempo and primed for after-hours spots. “And the music is largely, if not fully, obscure,” Moore continues. “Some of it you may recognize, but hopefully very little.” In the end, “spr blk 2” pays homage to his relatives and the inspiration they provide — even if time and space doesn’t allow him to vocalize it as often as he’d like. This album is an offering to them and others around the world who feel the heart of the music. “Making a mixtape is a love language,” Moore concludes. “I hope this album recalls a beautiful memory.”

Profits from this album are donated to

Side A

Side B

Important information when ordering with

Order Processing Time

Online orders are processed within *3-4 business days or *7-9 business days depending on availability.

Order processing time is separate from shipping time requested. 


We try and offer as many upcoming projects available for pre-order when the releases have moved into production. However, due to the nature of manufacturing and production, pre-order dates may change. If your pre-ordered items are holding your package from arriving please email us with a request to ship the in-stock items and pre-orders when they become available. 

If your order contains pre-order items we will hold the package until all titles are available to ship. Please specify in the comments section of the checkout if you would like to:  a) hold your entire order until it can be entirely fulfilled or, b) have the in-stock items shipped immediately and the pre-ordered items ship when available. Please note that option B may require additional shipping charges as multiple packages will be shipped.

Out of Stock Items

Our stock rapidly changes and we try and set in place a system that avoids purchasing items that become out of stock. However, if a product ordered is out of stock or on back-order, we will reach out and give you the chance to change or cancel your order. If you choose to cancel, you will be refunded in full.

Digital Items

If your order contains digital items you will receive a digital download link after checkout and it will also be sent to the email provided at checkout. 

Return Policy

All sales are final. However, if the item ordered is different from the item you receive, please contact us and we can arrange to get you the desired product.