Hailing from Kyoto, Kazumichi Komatsu, who goes by the stage name Madegg, is a rising star in the Japanese electronic music scene. Madegg has supported the likes of Ryoji Ikeda, Clark, Mount Kimbie, Tim Hecker, The Field, Arca, Matthewdavid, Mark Fell (SND) in Japan and played the show SonarSound Tokyo/Osaka 2013 as youngest artist that year. Moving freely between dubstep, house and noise, part of the fun of listening to Madegg is not knowing what he’ll come up with next. The same goes for his mix he prepared for Sounds Of A Tired City – get ready for an eclectic journey with Brazilian music and experimental drops!
‘NEW’ is his third full-length album, using mainly hardware and analog synthesizers. Madegg has created a world of thoughtfully woven melodies and basslines that transcends its various musical formats through playful boldness and exploration, embracing concepts of juxtaposition, sacred forms, intimacy and savagery, and the boundaries of language. The unrelenting beat, raw feel and ecstatic psychedelia of ‘NEW’ attempts to carve a new surface into the planetary shell of dance music. A pulse of emptiness defines each musical landscape before drifting slowly into its own ambience. Techno, raw-house, drone, industrial, body music, ambient… ‘NEW’ is both casual and complex, a uniquely authentic listening experience. Out on flau/raum, 20 November.