BJ Nilsen and Jóhann Jóhannsson are our idols, who are we to deny that? Their separate names should be reason enough to spark the curiosity of anyone interested in the territory where field recordings, textured ambient drone and neo-classical composition come together. If both names are mentioned together, and they’re determined to give us their version of disco music, the curiosity becomes even bigger. Nilsen and Jóhannsson are among the members of Evil Madness, an electronic supergroup formed on the Icelandic experimental scene (though Nilsen isn’t come from the island), with other members Helgi Thórsson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Pétur Eyvindsson. Far from taking the safe road, Evil Madness leave their comfort zone as much as they can, experimenting with the direction their mood takes them at any given moment. That’s why their new work, already their fourth effort, is announced as a collection of “upbeat Icelandic 'Disko' tunes”. The album will be out via Editions Mego on 1st March. You can pre-order it here.
Evil Madness – “Super Great Love”01. Divine Sensual Love Fantasy02. Sexy Feeling All Year Long03. Exciting Night Games04. Isabelle Adjani05. Café Eindhoven06. Brúðubíllinn07. Maxim's Goldfinger08. Hunk of a Man09. Stundin Okkar