Mahne Frame shares debut album ‘Mad World’

Featuring the singles 'LONER 2', 'SOMETIMES I TRY NOT TO CARE' and 'LOVE'

Tokyo-based, Sydney-born producer Mahne Frame has released his debut album ‘Mad World’ today (October 30).

Frame was previously best-known as a player in Kirin J Callinan’s band, but launched a solo career last year with his debut EP ‘Kiss My Ass, Death’. The track ’21 N FUN’ was recently chosen by Mark Ronson for his Zelects playlist.

‘Mad World’ features the singles ‘LONER 2’, ‘SOMETIMES I TRY NOT TO CARE’ and ‘LOVE’, and co-production from Sydney’s Phanosland on two tracks. The record also sees guest appearances from rising Japanese rapper Tohji, and indie pop singer Aya Gloomy.

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‘Mad World’ is similar in spirit to Callinan’s misanthropic alt-pop, but differs with its icy techno beats, and Frame’s baritone-monotone. Listen to the record in full below.

Per a press release, Frame wrote ‘Mad World’ during the peak of Australia’s horrific 2019/20 bushfire season as a “polemic on climate change, capitalism, and youth”. The name of the record is taken from a line in Akira Kurosawa’s 1985 film Ran: “In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”

The tracklist of ‘Mad World’ is:

  1. ‘LONER 2’
  2. ‘MAD WORLD’
  3. ‘YAY’
  4. ‘301 ANTED’
  5. ‘LOVE’
  6. ‘SOMETIMES I TRY NOT TO CARE’ ft TOHJI
  7. ‘SKYRISE’
  8. ‘LOVE REPRISE’
  9. ‘TEN 25’
  10. ‘ZOË BELL’ ft AYA GLOOMY
  11. ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’
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