MCMGM was born 5 years ago, when OG Gunnar Madsen attended a meetup for electronic musicians in San Francisco.
MCMGM learned to listen, then to crawl and scrawl; he dawdled, toddled, and twisted knobs and drew curves, coming into full musical personhood one year ago.
In his previous life, MCMGM has over a million listens on Spotify, has awards from ASCAP, the LA Weekly, the LA Drama Critics Circle, the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, and UC Berkeley, and has been nominated for a Grammy, a Bammy, a Drama Desk and an Izzy.
He’s been on millions of TVs (on The Tonight Show, the Smothers Brothers Show, PBS, BBC, RAI1) and in front of hundreds of thousands on major stages in North America and Europe.
He’s written for the Minnesota Opera, Lincoln Center, Universal Pictures and National Public Radio, and has done music and audio for many hit games.
Nerve Net; Clap! Clap!; Plaid; rAHHH; Teeth Agency; Vegyn; Rian Treanor; Four Tet; Herbie Hancock; Photay; Sophie…
Sly Stone in the corner of the kitchen mumbling grooves, the shoosh of his boots on linoleum, lighting candles with his bare hands, dancing while doing the dishes, anti-acapella, head-bopping heart-stopping regular regular super.
Music composed by MCMGM
Mastering: Myles Boisen
Special thanks to:
Øystein Halvorsen (NRK) “Try a harder and more prominent kick”
Brendan Milburn “Make it Wetter” and “Valhalla software – gotta try it”
The SFEMM meetup group “Kidday MUST have a ride cymbal, and let the drums go crazy in the middle”
Prof. Dean Suzuki, Ph.D minimalist (SFSU) – for broad inspiration and record label ideas
Lindsay Ballard – generous genre help.
Not yet, it was only released yesterday!
Send email to: mcmgm at gunnarspot dot com