We are pleased to announce Kyoto-based beatmaker Madegg's new album, Tempera. This 19-year-old artist is a conspicuous presence in the beat/dubstep scene in Japan. He made this album in the solitude of his bedroom while he was cut-off from any outside distractions like music, internet, and information. The album, inspired by tempera, a fast-drying, painting medium, features cutting edge beat-music that mixed ground accumulated melancholic sounds. Layered, tricky beat production runs out from the usual characteristics of his work along a more temporal axis. Post-dubstep, electronica, breakbeats, wonky, hiphop, and experimental, he digests several music styles. His mind and music are like a delightful sponge absorbing sounds and textures. He presents us with something original and unique and there is definitely more to come from this amazing artist. We feel this is only the forefront and that this is the birth of a new talent and generation.
Album mastered by Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare/Pendle Coven).
Born on July 30, 1992 in Kōchi, Japan and currently residing in Kyōto, Kazumichi Komatsu has been making electronic music since the age of 15. Madegg is his solo project, consisting, so far, of five EPs on Bandcamp that were released over the course of 2011.
The production resonates with some of experimental hip-hop like Flying Lotus, Dub-lab, but with a uniquely melancholic quality in its world view, Madegg’s music has been carving out its own niche, steadily garnering attention on the internet. Within the shimmering psychedelia of his deep-sinking beats, Madegg can evoke a startlingly intense presence. As his music freely crosses between dubstep, chillwave, house, beat, drone and noise, he seems to digest each of these styles into his sound while crafting melodies that call back to memories of childhood years.
Appropriately so, Madegg has recently been expanding his activities, releasing an EP through an internet label and opening for the CLARK, Mount Kimbie, Tokimonsta and Teebs. After signing in 2012 with flau, Madegg’s long awaited debut album is set for release on 30th July.
03 Tsukiatari Hidari
06 Reg 2
07 How Far Can This Boat Go Out To Sea In Miles
08 Tou Mei
11 Unknown Story
16 See Saw
Media: DIGITAL / T-Shirt (w.download-code)
Release date: July 30th, 2012
Genre: Beats / Post-DubStep / Downtempo
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