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.

MESMERICA - EXPECT A CIRCUS new double album out now

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NEW FILM ... FAILED COUP (Impeach re-do mix) February 2021


CD double album is released ... more films in the works ... Tour dates March thru August postponed ... film-making during stay-at-home will make 'self-isolation the mother of invention'... (see above)

In solidarity with Black Lives Matter and global protests

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, racism and subsistence 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.

An epic odyssey into the absurdity and frustrations of modern life that bounces along with a deceptively festive tone, all while painting a highly detailed portrait of the American dream turned into a nightmare … zany (in its) cinematic glory … catchy as hell …

—The Comet - Radarstation

Always with a mischievous smirk … details the horrors of late period capitalism … This is the album that hardcore Chumbawamba fans have wanted for years.


“Mesmerica should strike a chord with anyone who's tired with the ridiculousness of the status quo … Nobacon knows what's up, and Mesmerica breaks it down with humor and grace.”

—Jon Wright Radio Airplay

FILM May 2020

FILM February 2020
Expect A Circus

FILM September 2018
Autonomic Stress (EXTREME FIRE NORMAL)

WOEBEGONER album 2019
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)

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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