DANBERT NOBACON freak music legend author, artist, performer, former Chumbawamba, lives and works in, and out of, Twisp WA in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in North Central Washington USA.
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NEW DOUBLE ALBUM MESMERICA ~ EXPECT A CIRCUS (official release JUNE19th 2020)
(03.31.20. UPDATE album going into production and selected tracks and videos appearing soon ... release is pushed back a little as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic but on course for June 19th—June tour dates and beyond still in the balance— ... film-making during stay-at-home will make 'self-isolation the mother of invention'... more soon)
The albums are "a thespian punk rock extravaganza.” ... "a musical theatrical fantastical journey into the—literally—burning questions of our times" ... relating some of the science measuring how we have become entrapped in this mess, and asking how to rid ourselves of this Neo-Liberal nightmare, which spews out its wanton by-products (greenhouse gases, pandemics and daily misery for the many) as if there were no tomorrow?
Juxtaposing full blown majestic pop-rock-punk with interludes of spoken word musical theatre, like a Brechtian beggars’ opera, the albums weave a trio of narrative threads whereby the agility of a child’s play brain meets artificial intelligence under the watchful eyes of sub-contracted government spies. All set against the backdrop of the creeping authoritarianism of the Trump years and humanity’s race to save the species.
Replete with anger, outrage, good tunes, humor and humanity at its best, it also manages to ask what role art may have in all of this?
Danbert Nobacon and Kira Wood Cramer take leading roles in this verbal burlesque hybrid, and are joined by an ensemble of new and returning Axis of Dissent musicians, and a full cast on no less than twenty three characters ... classifies as a double album because, like a good stage play or film it clocks in at the 84 minute mark
Based on the novel “Brain Circus” by Danbert Nobacon, which, for reasons relating to, protecting intellectual property from prying corporate algorithms, only currently exists inside the authors head.
"Kind of a Ari Up and Culture Shock, tag wrestle Viv Stanshall and Zounds, in retro-future-vaudeville-punk-dancehall."
— Suriane Babineaux Blurbnote January 2025
WOEBEGONER album 2019
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The fully regracked, re-vocalized, re-mixed and reimagined 2018 version of the Woebegone (2010) album. The new album version features Kuinka's Miranda Zickler and The Bad Things, (released date Feb 1st 2019)
VIDEO September 2018
Autonomic Stress (EXTREME FIRE NORMAL)
STARDUST TO DARWINSTUFF album 2017
Stardust to Darwinstuff
exploring the consilience between art and science, and in opposition to Trump's war on art and science and in defense of common humanity and the planet.
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