The album was co-produced by Sonic Boom and also features guest appearances by Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), Britta Phillips (Luna, The Belltower), Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser of MGMT, and Sonic Boom himself. It is an absolutely stunning record, a masterpiece of melancholy.
Not only does ‘Mad Love’ sound so good that Rough Trade Shops have named it their Album Of The Week, but it also looks absolutely stunning. It comes wrapped in Sharon Lock’s beautiful and mysterious artwork which was inspired by the letters of Emma Hauck, a schizophrenic whose series of heartbreaking missives to her husband were found at a German asylum following her death. Each had the same phrase repeated time and again: “Sweetheart come”. With this attention to detail, ‘Mad Love’ has truly been made with love.
But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what other people have been saying about ‘Mad Love’:
“A radiantly somnolent record” – Mojo
“Sounds like the midpoint between Nick Drake and Spacemen 3″ – NME
“‘Mad Love’ is an album to get lost in and a triumph for sound” – Sounds XP
“The psychedelic album of the year… an awesome work of beauty” – DMC Zzub Chart
“Recommended for those who like things slow” – Norman Records
‘Mad Love’ is available now from the Sonic Cathedral Shop and the following record shops: