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ARTIST
TITLE
Madd Circus
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DETELE 016CD DETELE 016CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/28/2010

Those fine purveyors of funk-fueled electronics, Detroit Grand Pubahs are back with their fourth studio album. This time the crazed ringmaster, Paris The Black Fu, resides over the Madd Circus with his equally deranged side-kick, Mr. O, making sure that the animals are entertained and the kids are kept in check. Madd Circus sees the duo return to the booty, electro-pop and funk of their critically acclaimed debut and the skitzoid electro of Paris' debut solo release The Mad Circus EP back in '99 on Detroit indie label, Throw. As Paris himself states, "this album is a journey into the booty electro and pop contempo -- almost funk but not quite so." Did someone say dead elephants, tigers and horses? No, they're not dead, just driven madd by the Ring Master FU and the freak-inhabited Mr O. From the opening electro-pop of "Autotragik" and recent single "NUmb Deaf and Dumb," (see video on www.senmusictv.com) the Pubahs are back on top of the electro form. The electro booty of "Zombies Playing Dead" fits well with the skittish, Drexciyan-style funk of the closing "Clone Mobile" while tracks such as "Mashed Potato" are pure, unrefined funk. "Breakfast In Bed" sees Barry White taking over as Paris declares that "there's no reason to get out of bed cause the buffet is right here." "Maybe I Do" and "Madd Circus" fire a droning rock workout and twisted drum n' bass into the crazed big top and "Mysterious Sights" drops a bass-heavy dubstep sound into the travelling freakshow that can only be the Detroit Grand Pubah's Madd Circus. Well-produced and still raw at the same time, Madd Circus is the best Detroit Grand Pubahs so far.