Mad EP "The Madlands Trilogy" - adn68
Image“The Madlands” trilogy is the gathering of three thematically and stylistically linked mini-albums composed by New York-based classical musician and electronic composer Mad EP, who takes here his listener through a non-linear collection of his most laid-back, personal and instrumental works. A deeply personal work displaying the heart of what Mad EP is, “The Madlands” is an essential compendium of many stories and tales turned into sound. (Get this on CD / as mp3).
Ever since his first contact with Ad Noiseam and the release of his debut album “Eating Movies” (adn44) in 2004, Matthew Peters expressed his wish to release his long-running, massive trilogy. “The Madlands”, a gathering of three mini-albums forming a very coherent entity, finally sees the light of the day in the form of a triple package showcasing Mad EP's most delicate and soundtrack-oriented work to date.

If there is a story behind every song, then there is an entire travelogue that could accompany "The Madlands". Composed over seven years, while living in ten different apartments in five cities, then finalized in Brooklyn for a Berlin-based label, this deeply personal work reflects the life of Mad EP, a nomadic musician trying to find his way home. Sometimes literal and programmatic, other times artistically abstracted into metaphors, the music of "The Madlands" tells a series of seemingly unrelated tales interwoven into a single, cohesive one. Combining his oldest tracks with his most current (including his first electronic track ever written as well as tracks written shortly before handing in the whole trilogy), this non-linear collection roams deeper into the mad psyche and gives even more attention to his instrumental background.

Featuring tracks written with long-time collaborators Mathhead, Chaonaut and David Young, as well as together with Matthew Peter's improv-jazz formation (The Manhattan Gimp Project), “The Madlands” appears as one of the most meditative, laid back and somewhat emotion-ridden work of Mad EP so far; the voices (essential on the previous albums "Eating Movies" and "Not Afraid Of Spiders") have been silenced, the melodies and soundscapes have taken the beat's preponderance. Mad EP might invite us to a journey through Mad lands, but you're certain he will not let your hand go.

Mad EP
The Madlands Trilogy
Release date:
November 6th, 2006

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Tracklisting: CD 1: "Player Piano"
1. Gumbo on the Run
2. Salamander Blue
3. 7 pounds
4. Where The Mad Things Are...
5. Cider EP
6. Drug (Random Mood mix)
7. Yuido
8. 7 pounds (remix by Mathhead)

CD 2: "One Chelydridaen Night"
1. After Hours
2. Mad.e.Morphosis
3. I Thought I Saw You Dying
4, Lotus Eater Repose
5. Custer Avenue
6. Accounting For Wasted Breath
7. Lilies & Libations
8. I'm Undone

CD 3: "Damaged Goods"
1. Nucks
2. Bribery & Guilt Trips
3. Old Habits (Farmer Tan edit)
4. Tempt Not A Maddened Man
5. Damn
6. Catholic Minimart Drift
7. When I’m 23 (29 Going On 30 reminisce)
8. Bad News
9. Iowa City Mash

Mastered by C-Drik at Syrphe
Artwork by Nicolas Chevreux.

Information:Mad EP:

mp3:Gumbo On The Run

Lotus Eater Repose

Iowa City Mash

Salamander Blue (excerpt)

I'm Undone (excerpt)

Catholic Minimart Drift (excerpt)

Other releases by Mad EP on Ad Noiseam:When I'm 6 - adn42
Eating Movies - adn44
Ultrafood (with Ra) - adn77
Bass.hed - adn90
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