ALBUM REVIEW: MADMADMAD – Behavioural Sink Delirium | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Bad Vibrations

Released: 21.07.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

I first found MADMADMAD in a kaleidoscopic festival tent surrounded by drums, guitars, synths, microphones and modulators. Their brand of mutant disco got me moving before I’d even really registered what I was listening to.

Their third album blends no wave, Krautrock, post-punk, electronic, jazz and field recording soaked sounds. Behavioural Sink Delirium is morphic, non-binary and transcendental. Taking its name from John Calhoun’s experiment on how overpopulation can create hellish dystopias, the album seems to oscillate between frantic overstimulation (Krautjerk) and eerie desolation (In The Garden of Mezcal). Yet, the album’s malaise doesn’t hamper its rhythm or dynamism. MADMADMAD make the apocalypse seem colourful and diverse. The only logical thing to do is dance, dance, dance… 

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