It’s hard to know what to expect from a Brazilian one man band calling himself Mad Mario. Certainly not instrumental variations of the classic early years of Factory Records, that’s for sure. Nevertheless, that’s what Mad Mario and his intriguingly-titled Seashore Darkcave project has presented.
Say what you will about the period fixation of ‘Agoraphobia Overclock’ but this offering is intricate, hook-heavy and surprisingly beguiling. For those who find The Drums’ vocals a little too mannered but love the guitar work, Seashore Darkcave fills the void.