Madame X Deconstructed songs, electro-acoustic rhythms, orchestral harmonies. Silvery Radiohead guitars, Siouxsie meets Berlin, futuristic lullabies, twisted bass, theatrical dissonant sounds. Amber - absinthe + marimbas. The Madame X project began two years ago, inspired by typically noirish ideas, by a future/past where the horror of Jess Franco meets Dr Who and the Avengers, The Suicide and space pop. It is a poisonous cocktail, imaginative eroticism that throws you into a sensual, dreamlike trip. It is intellectual, visionary, gothic irony, that is complemented by visuals where images from '70s Italian cartoon subculture - the photo comic book Killing, Max Bunker's Satanik - collide with the Chapman brothers' contemporary art. It is the soundtrack to throbbing obsessions in clubs in Los Angeles, to tribal journeys through the deserts of Greg Araki, to parties where Sonic Youth wear Christian Dior and Christian Death dress up as the stars of Squeeze Box. It is the same suggestive name as the '60s film in which Lana Turner hides behind a non-persona, persecuted by American holier-than-thou attitudes. Alcoholic. Madame X. ALESSANDRO DE BENEDETTI - voice, piano ANDREA ZUCCOTTI - bass, programming, synth VINS BARATTA - electric guitars, groove box MASSIMO MARTINI - acoustic guitars, drum machine.