Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Judd Madden - Everything in Waves (2014)
"Reality, energy, perception, matter,cosmos.Everything is amazing and we're here to experience it."
I always thought of Australia as the home of the great white shark, funny kangaroos and home of the deceased Crocodile Hunter; Steve Irwin. But now when I think of Australia I think about the awesome doom bands spawned from that area. I have been hearing about Judd Madden for some time. I also heard about the band on Hand of Doom radio. Since I also run a solo project on my own and I checked Judd Madden's music on bandcamp... I was blown away. Madden plays all of the instruments by himself
The first thing about Judd Madden's page is the great artwork. Being a graphic designer himself Madden put special emphasis on visuals of his music. The 7th album , Everything in Waves offers a visual experience as well as a thrilling travel through heavy soundscapes of doom.
528Hz may disturb the ear of the unexpected listener but as for the lovers of sludge it is simply hearing the unexpected. After the beautiful songs and slow melodies Madden comes back to good old riffage of sludgy doom and continues to surprise us with new approaches. Madden succeeded at mixing drone with sludgy riffs.
I will advise anyone who is into instrumental doom and experimental stuff to check out Judd Madden's music. He is very well known on the sludge underground so he is not hard to find. Everything In Waves is a blend sludge/ doom riffage and drone. Madden succeeds this so beautifully so that you are always at the edge of your seat, wondering what you might hear next.
The artwork of Everything in Waves is done by Jeffrey Smith. The link can be found here.
Clint of Hand of Doom Radio also made a great interview with the mastermind behind this music. The link can be found here.