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New Madegg: “April 11”

It just bubbles and bubbles and bubbles, until an intelligible voice sweeps. “Soup or soul,” I keep thinking it says, convinced I’m wrong even before it follows up with a melodic “hmmm hmmm.” Then the beat really kicks in, and Kyoto’s Madegg has gone and created a subtle shuffler underlined by fluttery electronic flushes that give it an extra pretty sheen. Yet this is seven minutes long…what can he be up to with something that long. Well, it is practically two songs merged into one slow burner, the beat hastening a bit in the back half as a new voice enters the picture. It manages to stay compelling until the very end…and makes me really want a new Madegg album after it finishes. Listen below.