Madebit’s “An Alien Among Us” – A Mesmerizing Dive into Experimental Pop Wonderland
Madebit shatters the boundaries of musical innovation with their debut progressive pop album, “An Alien Among Us“. A masterful fusion of experimental pop, electronica-based art rock, and avant-garde sensibilities, this album is a kaleidoscope of sonic wonder that defies expectations at every turn.
Channeling influences from Grimes, Glass Animals, and Tame Impala, Madebit manages to carve out a trippy sound. The album’s cover art, reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s factory or the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland, perfectly captures the essence of the music within—offering a playful and fantastical invitation to explore the realms of pop and prog music. As the album unfolds, it’s clear that each track is a meticulously crafted gem, seamlessly transitioning from one to the next. “An Ode To Those Who Lead But Do Not Follow” serves as a percussive dissonant song, before leading into the triumphant chorus of “A Sound is Born (Evolution of Self).” The ethereal synth sounds in “Persimmon Spritz” and the catchy electronica percussive riff in “I Wanna Get Away” showcase Madebit’s ability to contrast various textures into a coherent musical narrative. “Bring It Out,” shows Madebit’s prowess as a producer and vocalist. The song effortlessly blends electronic sounds with pop. The vocal harmonies weave seamlessly through the layers of synths, delivering a sense of depth and emotion, and harmonic diversity.
Through this record, Madebit displays her remarkable ability to craft a sound that is both unique and accessible as well. The use of eclectic synths and tones, showcased brilliantly in tracks like “Sandy Beaches” and “I Wanna Get Away,” creates an otherworldly atmosphere that beckons listeners to immerse themselves in its trippy arrangements. The album’s unpredictable dynamic contrast keeps the audience on their toes, moving seamlessly from moments of serene ambient synths to explosive crescendos that awaken the senses. The genius lies in Madebit’s fearless embrace of experimentation while still maintaining an infectious groove. Tracks like “Moon Dance” and “A Sound is Born (Evolution of Self)” feature unconventional chord changes and tonalities, effortlessly combining dance-pop sensibilities with progressive electronic elements. The result is a sonic journey that has enough familiarity with a certain bold freshness. Closing out the album with “Where The Sidewalk Never Ends,” Madebit brings the energy to a full-throttle dance number that encapsulates the celebratory spirit of the entire collection. The infectious rhythm, dynamic arrangements, and euphoric melodies serve as the perfect crescendo, leaving listeners exhilarated and eager for more.
This is an awesome funky candy-like auditory experience that stretches the boundaries of contemporary pop and electronica. Madebit’s ability to merge experimentation, groove, and wackiness is great. As a sonic voyage through uncharted territories, this album deserves a prominent place in the pantheon of musical innovation. The record reminds me of the recent progressive electronic pop experimentation of acts like Bent Knee, Ben Levin, and Jessica Kion
With “An Alien Among Us”, Madebit boldly trailblazes the world of experimental pop. This album is a testament to the power of pushing artistic boundaries, and it’s a must-listen for anyone who craves a fresh, dynamic, and utterly spellbinding musical journey.