Mouse on Mars - "Parastrophics" (first album in 6 yrs) due Feb 24!!!!

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Man, I can still remember how sad it was when Mouse on Mars abandoned the lovely sound they'd been building on in the 90s and decided to embrace "indie electro" with its farty basses and distorted vocals. Based on those samples, looks like they're still on that trip. :(

Tuomas, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is still my favorite mouse on mars tune (circa 1994)

geeta, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm with you. Niun Niggung is where i stop. i do like Von Sudenfed, however.

nerve_pylon, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i never listen to 'radical connector' anymore but still 'idiology' sometimes, and the ones before.

j., Monday, 13 February 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

IMO Idiology was the point where the shit really hit the fan (though the drill'n'bass influences on Niun Niggung were already worrisome). I mean, who exactly wanted to hear these guys sing? Not me, that's for sure.

Tuomas, Monday, 13 February 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh dear, Stevie, I'm sorry for posting all this negative stuff to this thread. It's just that at some point in the 90s MoM was like my MOST FAVOURITE BAND IN THE UNIVERSE, so their decline has always made me sad. I'm sure they're still awesome live, though. The one time I saw them live (post-Niun Niggung) was among the best electronic music gigs I've ever seen.

Tuomas, Monday, 13 February 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like the singing and sing-talking on 'idiology', and the stringy stuff. the latter especially sound so... configured, like mobiles.

j., Monday, 13 February 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, I can still remember how sad it was when Mouse on Mars abandoned the lovely sound they'd been building on in the 90s and decided to embrace "indie electro" with its farty basses and distorted vocals. Based on those samples, looks like they're still on that trip. :(

― Tuomas, Monday, February 13, 2012 5:39 PM (38 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^^^^

Instrumentals is still my jam.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 13 February 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Glam!

nerve_pylon, Monday, 13 February 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

in case we'd missed it the first 30 times, here's Tuomas again. fs.

fndgo, Monday, 13 February 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Froschroom is just the best

tanuki, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

big fan of just plain ol' "frosch" as well

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i heard this yrs back on a late-night d.c. radio show that doesnt exist anymore, made me search out the album

am0n, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw them live in 2007. They were pretty brutal, rocking hard.. not what I was expecting. Monkeytown is probably a good label for them. Hyped for the new one.

mmmm, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

(apologies Tuomas... grouching at ilx again, why I don't post much anymore).

fndgo, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty excited for this

i love both their 90s and 00s stuff

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

nothing in those clips is really catching me. :(
thanks for posting the link tho, Stevie!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

"iMatch" sounds kinda dope.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

ya, that is the best of the batch for sure.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

way better live than recorded these days, but I always find something to like in the newer albums

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

New track is really fucking sweet

http://soundcloud.com/modeselektor/mouse-on-mars-polaroyced

I have one thing to say: "Roxanne Shanté" (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

<i>at some point in the 90s MoM was like my MOST FAVOURITE BAND IN THE UNIVERSE, so their decline has always made me sad</i>

same here. i like 'idiology', tho. personal fav is still 'autoditacker'.

rusty_allen, Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's just that at some point in the 90s MoM was like my MOST FAVOURITE BAND IN THE UNIVERSE, so their decline has always made me sad. I'm sure they're still awesome live, though. The one time I saw them live (post-Niun Niggung) was among the best electronic music gigs I've ever seen.

― Tuomas, Monday, February 13, 2012 11:10 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah, this is basically exactly how I feel about this band, and I agree, the live shows continued to floor me even as their records left me a bit cold.

thought idiology was aiight but ultimately a disappointment at the time. I remember really WORKING HARD at trying to like it and then being like, 'what's the point?' and shelving it. haven't gone back for... 10 years, probably? god, can't believe it's been so long.

anyway, glam/instrumentals were the high water marks for me. amazing records. such a liquid and organic sound... a bit like some of the vladislav delay/luomo/etc. stuff now that I think of it.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

For some reason I always thought they were from Cologne, but have just read they were from Dusseldorf. So that makes them 2nd best band from Dusseldorf or they would have been 2nd best band from Cologne which is no disgrace.I agree with what was said upthread that barring Von Sudenfed they did lose their way a bit after Niun Niggung.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought they were from Cologne too. The Sonig offices are def in Cologne, I made my pilgrimage to the A-Musik shop (which is - was? I hope it's still going - one super rad record shop btw) and peered through the doorway to the office behind while rifling through 7"s

and I'm still going to get a little excited abt this because I do still love some of their busy 00s material (mainly the Agit Itter It It minialbum thing), even if it isn't as all-time as, oh, everything before Niun Niggung

Schleimpilz im Labyrinth (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have just been listening to Iaora Tahiti for the first time in years and it is not an album of its time. It is so fucking good.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Since you didn't ask for it, my favorite song off of each MoM album! A POX in fact (well not really I'd pick more than one song per album if it was a pox):

Frosch (Vulvaland)
Saturday Night Worldcup Fever (Iaora Tahiti)
Schnick Schnack Meltmade (Autoditacker)
Chromantic (Instrumentals)
Fantastic Analysis (Idiology)
Tiplet Metal Plate (Glam)
Albion Rose (Niun Niggung)
Skik (Varcharz)
Send Me Shivers (Radical Connector)
Cache Coeur Naif (Cache Coeur Naif EP)

Moka, Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Every time I am just about to skip a track on Parastrophics because it sounds iritatingly like Prefuse 73 or just iritating, it suddenly transforms into something really nice. For me its a frustrating album, but I will stick with it a bit for old times sake.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink


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