Mouse On Mars - Parastrophics download album
Complete your Mouse On Mars collection. I know these guys are pretty serious about trying to create a deep soundscape, with a rich variety of timbres, but this album just isn't very catchy, unless you listen to it at max volume. Apart from the ping pong, I don't really detect much that hasn't been turned into electronic mashed potatoes (although I do like the way the ping pong sound mutates over a few tracks).
Parastrophics (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi).
Mouse on Mars albums such as Autoditacker and Glam sounded futuristic in their own way, but their charms had less to do with the way they pushed the limits of sound design and more to do with how you tended to remember things like chord changes, melodies, rhythms. Parastrophics flows like a suite, with very few pauses and chances to catch your breath. Everything is constantly in motion.
Mouse On Mars' triumphant return comes in the shape of Parastrophics, a life-affirming and constantly surprising album which is crammed with ideas, exuberance and sheer kinetic energy. It's like listening to the entire history of pop music - distilled, refined and crystallized into a string of compulsive new shapes, full of glitter, intrigue and addictive detail. Atomised fragments from two lifetimes of listening flare and fade, tiny scraps of memory shrapnel hover, tantalizing and insubstantial, before being whisked away by the next impatient idea.
Mouse On Mars - Parastrophics If Mouse On Mars' recent performances of Stockhausen and remixes of Popul Vuh represented Jan St Werner and Andi Toma paying tribute to their Germanic experimental ancestors, then Modeselektor signing them to the Monkeytown label is like Mouse On Mars receiving similar respect from their descendants. The two groups might not bear much resemblance on the surface, but Modeselektor have clearly inherited Mouse On Mars' mischievous humour; turning both preconceptions about "intelligent" dance music-and its po-faced frown-upside down.
The early 2010s saw the resurgence of some of the acts that made electronic music so vital in the '90s and early 2000s, such as Plaid and, especially, Mouse on Mars. It felt like the duo burned their music down to the ground with 2006's abrasive Varcharz, after which they seemingly disappeared.
Parastrophics is a studio album by German electronica duo Mouse on Mars. It was released by Monkeytown Records in 2012.
Parastrophics is their best album since Niun Niggung. The very fact of its being is cause for celebration, as is the continued existence of Mouse On Mars themselves. Mouse on Mars sound overjoyed to be back, and they continue let their freak flag hang in the wind, deftly balancing the weirdness with a terse sampling of moods and colours.
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|1||The Beach Stop|
|2||Chordblocker, Cinnamon Toasted|
|5||They Know Your Name|
|11||Bruised To Imwimper|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Monkeytown Records
- Copyright (c) – Monkeytown Records
- Written-By, Producer – Andi Toma, Jan St. Werner
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: MONKEYTOWN022P2 AB60449-01
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|MONKEYTOWN022||Mouse On Mars||Parastrophics (2xLP, Album)||Monkeytown Records||MONKEYTOWN022||Germany||2012|
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