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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Madrugada: Industrial Silence (1999) (Deluxe Edition 2 CD 2010) + The Deep End (Limited Edition) 2005


Madrugada is a Norwegian alternative rock band formed in the town of Stokmarknes in 1993. The key band members included Sivert Høyem (vocals), Robert Burås (guitar) and Frode Jacobsen (bass).
                                                                                           


The group of musicians that would go on to become Madrugada formed in the town of Stokmarknes in 1993 under the name 'Abbeys Adoption'. The band members at this time included Jon Lauvland

Pettersen (drums), Frode Jacobsen (bass), Sivert Høyem (vocals), and Marius 'Wah Wah' Johansen (guitar). In 1995 the band were joined by guitarist Robert Burås and made the decision to move to Oslo where Johansen soon after decided to depart. By 1998 the band had been signed to a six-album deal by Virgin Music Norway and after a chance meeting with Norwegian author and poet Øystein Wingaard Wolf in an Oslo bar, changed their name to Madrugada.
                                                                   

Their debut album Industrial Silence was released on 30 August 1999 to critical acclaim and was followed by the much darker The Nightly Disease in 2001. Both albums were toured extensively around Europe and the band built a dedicated cult following in their native Norway, Germany and especially Greece.
                                                                           

After personal relations became fraught, Lauvland Pettersen left the band in early 2002 and was replaced with Simen Vangen. Soon afterwards, work began on the recording of their third album Grit

which saw the band move towards a more raw and experimental sound. Despite this the album featured perhaps the band's most well known song in the haunting and atmospheric, 'Majesty'. The band followed the album with yet more extensive touring and a largely unsuccessful attempt to break into the UK music scene.
                                                                  

Madrugada finished recording their fourth album The Deep End in late 2004.

After Burås' death on 12 July 2007, Høyem and Jacobsen decided to finish recording what was to be their final album. On 21 January 2008, the band released Madrugada and announced that they would split after one last tour.
They performed their final concert on 15 November 2008.
In June 2018 it was announced that Høyem, Jacobsen and Lauvland Pettersen had reformed the band for a series of shows in 2019.
                                                                          


According to Anders Kaasen of Allmusic, the band was noted for "its bareboned blues-inspired alt-rock" at the end of the 1990s.

INDUSTRIAL SILENCE  1999 (DELUXE EDITION 2010)

 

Industrial Silence is the debut album by Norwegian alternative Rock band Madrugada. The album contains the singles "Electric", "Higher" and "Beautyproof".
                                                       

The album kicks off with the majestic "Vocal", with its dense and thick guitar sound and singer Sivert Høyem's distinctive crooning on top of it all. What's really impressive on this album, besides the quality of the songs, is guitarist Robert Burås' creative and versatile playing. He plays everything from country-like slide guitar leads to fierce punk rock power chords, gentle acoustic strumming, and something not unlike flamenco on the apocalyptical "Salt".
                                                  

Madrugada, although having successful singles and EPs on the Norwegian charts, are most definitely not a singles band. Their strength is not catchy three-minute pop songs; it is their epic, melancholic ballads like "Electric" and "Shine," and intense rockers like "Higher," that make Madrugada stand out.

TRACKS

 


Deluxe edition 2010 (Disc 1.)



01. Vocal  6:26
02. Beautyproof  (Piano [Rhodes] – Jon Terje Rovedal)  3:57
03. Shine  (Guitar [Lap Steel] – Bob Egan, Violin – Ohm)  4:11
04. Higher  (Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Bob Egan)  4:46
05. Sirens  (Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Bob Egan)  6:15
06. Strange Colour Blue  (Violin – Ohm)  5:05
07. This Old House  (Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Bob Egan, Organ [Hammond] – Jon Terje Rovedal)  5:07
08. Electric  (Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Bob Egan, Organ [Hammond] – Jon Terje Rovedal)  4:51
09. Salt  (Organ [Hammond] – Jon Terje Rovedal)  4:50
10. Belladonna  (Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Bob Egan)  4:18
11. Norwegian Hammerworks Corp.  (Saw – Ohm)  5:27
12. Quite Emotional  (Organ [Hammond] – Jon Terje Rovedal)  4:19
13. Terraplane  (Engineer, Producer – Frode Jacobsen)  4:05


MP3 @ 320 Size: 149 MB
Flac  Size: 413 MB


Deluxe edition 2010 (Disc 2.)


01. Wheelchair    4:32
02. Move    4:12
03. Sweet Simone (live demo)    4:13
04. Strange Colour Blue (alternative version)    4:31
05. Highway 2.000.000    4:10
06. Oceanliner    4:47
07. The Riverbed    4:45
08. Tonight I Have No Words For You    4:57
09. 1990    3:15
10. I'm Life's Wonderful Way Of Letting You Down    4:12
11. Bill Skins Fifth    3:27
12. Mother of Earth    4:22
13. Legends and Bones (from The Shit City Sessions)    3:12
14. Step Into My Mirror    3:01
15. Hush Sleep Tonight (1996 demo)    3:41
16. Shine (1996 demo)    4:05
17. I'm In Love With You    4:31
18. This Must Be The Song That Will Pay My Bills (demo)    5:09


MP3 @ 320 Size: 174 MB
Flac  Size: 468 MB

Personnel

Robert S. Burås - guitars, harmonica
Sivert Høyem - vocals
Frode Jacobsen - bass guitar
Jon Lauvland Pettersen - drums, percussion

THE DEEP END  (LIMITED EDITION)  2005


The Deep End is the fourth album by Norwegian rock band Madrugada. Recorded at Sound City studios in Los Angeles and produced by George Drakoulias, It was released on EMI Records in February 2005. Featuring some of their most accessible songs to date, the album cemented the bands' place as one of Norway's most successful of all time.
                                                        


[AllMusic Review by Anders Kaasen  

The Deep End is majestic beast of a record, even by Madrugada's not-too-humble standards. This


album, their fourth since their 1999 debut, managed to establish them as an award-winning, platinum-selling thinking man's arena rock band in their native Norway. Think a rockier, darker version of R.E.M. circa 1992. The first track is the instant classic "The Kids Are on High Street," a slow but grand epic where Sivert Høyem sings in a slightly higher pitch than his usually bassy croon, giving the vocals newfound intensity and urgency. Its huge guitar leads are of the epic Western movie variety, producing an almost cinematic feel. There are also several great soulful ballads here, using Høyem's compelling voice to great effect. The el-piano and slide guitar-driven "Sail Away" is a good example of this; even better is the aptly titled "The Lost Gospel," a slow-burner whose sound is dominated by a beautifully played Hammond organ and tremolo guitar, making it possibly one of Madrugada's finest recorded moments to date.
                                                              


Unlike its predecessor, 2002's Grit, there are few in-your-face Stooges-style rock tunes on The Deep End, and all for the better, really. The sound is definitely bigger here than on any of their previous albums, with many of the songs featuring Hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano, and pedal steel guitars plus

plenty of guitar tracks by the ever-solid guitar twanger Robert Burås. This is a fine record, a return to form of some sorts, and it could be viewed as a more accessible sibling of 2001's great The Nightly Disease or a successful update of their debut. It's hard to say, but it is definitely a great mix of Madrugada's finest qualities as a band: the darkly epic songs, the tastefully twangy guitar playing, and the commanding vocals of Sivert Høyem. It may well be their crowning moment.]

Madrugada – The Deep End
Label: Virgin – 7243 8609702 6
Format: CD, Album, Copy Protected, Limited Edition
Country: Norway
Released: Feb 28, 2005
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock

TRACKS



01. The Kids Are On High Street  4:58
Backing Vocals – George Drakoulias
Bass, Guitar [Reversed] – Frode Jacobsen
Drums – Simen Vangen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Pedal Steel Guitar – Doug Pettibone
Piano, Organ [Farfisa] – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
02. On Your Side  3:54
Bass – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Erland Dahlen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Guitar [Space] – Alex Kloster-Jensen
Organ [Vox Continental] – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
03. Hold On To You  6:15
Bass, Piano, Chimes, Acoustic Guitar – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Simen Vangen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Harmonium, Piano – Kevin Savigar
Loops – Team (8)
Strings – Angelo Badalamenti
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
04. Stories From The Streets  5:20
Acoustic Guitar – David Bianco
Acoustic Guitar [Acoustic Flamenco Guitar] – Steve Stevens
Alto Saxophone – Dag Stiberg
Bass, Backing Vocals – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Simen Vangen
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robert Burås
Organ [Vox] – Kevin Savigar
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Sivert Høyem
    
05. Running Out Of Time  6:08
Backing Vocals – Julia Waters, Maxine Waters
Bass – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Erland Dahlen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Organ [Hammond B3], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Kevin Savigar
Performer [Chains] – Team (8)
Vocals, Backing Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
06. The Lost Gospel  3:54
Backing Vocals – Julia Waters, Maxine Waters
Bass, Twelve-String Guitar – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Erland Dahlen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Guitar [Tremolo] – David Bianco
Organ [Hammond B3], Piano, Harmonium – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
07. Elektro Vakuum  4:50
Bass – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Erland Dahlen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Pedal Steel Guitar – Doug Pettibone
Piano – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
08. Subterranean Sunlight  3:59
Backing Vocals – Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Bass – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Simen Vangen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Organ [Hammond B3] – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
09. Hard To Come Back  4:04
Backing Vocals – David Bianco, George Drakoulias, Fig*, Rafael*, Stephen Ewashkiw
Bass, Backing Vocals – Frode Jacobsen
Drums – Erland Dahlen
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robert Burås
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
10. Ramona  3:55
Alto Saxophone – Dag Stiberg
Backing Vocals – Krisa (2)
Bass, Organ [Hammond B3], Backing Vocals – Frode Jacobsen
Drums – Simen Vangen
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robert Burås
Lyrics By [Additional] – Robert Burås
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
11. Slow Builder  6:16
Backing Vocals – Julia Waters, Maxine Waters
Bass, Backing Vocals – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Simen Vangen
Guitar [Space] – Alex Kloster-Jensen
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robert Burås
Piano, Piano [Tack] – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
12. Sail Away  6:09
Bass – Frode Jacobsen
Drums, Percussion – Simen Vangen
Guitar – Robert Burås
Lyrics By [Additional] – Robert Burås
Mellotron, Organ [Hammond B3], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Kevin Savigar
Pedal Steel Guitar – Doug Pettibone
Vocals – Sivert Høyem

BONUS TRACKS    


13. Life In The City  2:59
Bass – Frode Jacobsen
Drums – Simen Vangen
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robert Burås
Lap Steel Guitar – Doug Pettibone
Piano, Organ [Farfisa] – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem
    
14. I'm In Love  3:45
Bass – Frode Jacobsen
Drums – Erland Dahlen
Guitar [Additional] – Doug Pettibone
Guitar, Harmonica – Robert Burås
Lyrics By – Frode Jacobsen
Piano [Tack] – Kevin Savigar
Vocals – Sivert Høyem


MP3 @ 320 Size: 152 MB
Flac  Size: 448 MB


   

3 comments:

  1. Hello Blogger,

    I want to thank you for this and all the other goodies.
    I love your blog and it's now to give you thousand thanks for your great work doing here.

    PS: I'm a great fan of this band I love especially their first record.

    Nice greetings from Germany
    Erwin

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    1. Hello Erwin. Many thanks for your comment. Greetings from Athens, Greece

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