Czech ‎– World Mad

Shadow Records ‎– SDW063-2
CD, Album


1 Sometimes 4:52
2 Fade Intro 0:40
3 Fade 4:02
4 A New Star 3:52
5 The Joy 3:41
6 Cyber Love 3:07
7 Boxy Rhodes 5:01
8 Aggression 4:06
9 Ruddy & Tand 3:39
10 Trials 4:42
11 Not That Bad 4:37
12 Hallelujah 3:54
13 In My Garden 3:33
14 World Is Mad 4:06


Produced by Gregcore and Bernd Berndson.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD027 Czech World Mad(CD, Album) Stereo Deluxe SD027 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SAN001 Czech World Mad(CD, Album) Santeria SAN001 Italy 1999 Sell This Version


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July 16, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Czech's second album WORLD MAD (but their US debut) capitalizes on the trip-hop craze of the late-90s, mixing jazzy female vocals with dark beats, as you can hear on the growling opener "Sometimes." "Fade" takes a more meditative path with its church-like organs, but a wiggly funk creeps into the intro of "A New Star" before the gravelly bass buzzes in. This is essentially Czech's modus operandi: "The Joy," too, balances a lighter harp sound with a more harsh bottom half; the dreamy "Cyber Love" never strays too far from its lower acid. "Boxy Rhodes" is more traditional trip-hop and is positively perky (despite its questionable rap) in comparison to the rest of the album. "Aggression" starts lighter as well but has a more pronounced turn with its background guitar shredding, but I think "Trials" strikes a strong balance between the light and the dark, aided in no part, but its Chinese erhu. "Hallelujah" speeds up the proceedings with some breaks, while "World Is Mad" settles on a thudding 4/4. But if you want to sum up the album in a track title, "Not That Bad" would be apt.