Touchdown is already a classic for me
― octobeard, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:57 (one year ago) Permalink
I like the ones that sound like they could have come from the b sides collection , Esp Teenage witch.
And Could there be a connection with Pink's kitchen witch?
― calstars, Monday, 25 September 2017 02:29 (one year ago) Permalink
Latter kind of seems like a glammed up version of the former?
― calstars, Monday, 25 September 2017 02:30 (one year ago) Permalink
Just listening to his latest, "Screen Memories" and I am really enjoying it. It feels like a guilty pleasure. Somehow it reminds me of Lansing-Dreiden as it also succeeds in recreating the new wave sound of the early eighties without aping/cloning it. Usually retro music bores me to death but this is different. He does his own thing and somehow it works. Surprised that there isn't more discussion on him around here.
― Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:10 (ten months ago) Permalink
New album's great!! Probably not better than Pitiless Censors but it's definitely more well-produced
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:20 (ten months ago) Permalink
Hell yes, new album rules. IDK if it's actually better than his last records but it's easily my favorite thing he's made.
― davey, Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:57 (ten months ago) Permalink
Maybe it's because the production is better. Thinking why I had a hard time connecting with previous records of his, the production was probably it
― davey, Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:00 (ten months ago) Permalink
Also the RA review suggested that the current political climate (of horrors) is a better context for his style of music, and it does feel like a timely record
― davey, Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:03 (ten months ago) Permalink
his AMA is predictably good reading https://www.reddit.com/r/indieheads/comments/8jp4qx/im_john_maus_ama/
― ogmor, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:00 (four months ago) Permalink
Thanks for that
― calstars, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink
Follow your nose, philosophize with your nose! Wikipedia, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Beginners Guide comic series, The Giants of Philosophy narrated by Charlton Heston--things like that. They'll all give you the standard caricature, e.g., "Hegel is about the acorn becoming an oak", stuff like that... Then, smarmy, uptight, grad-students with no love in their hearts will kick you in crotch (and do it speaking perfect French) when you try to weigh in on the basis of that knowledge so you'll read each of three critiques from cover to cover carefully underlining everything that is important, you'll keep reading, reading it all, always the original book, always from cover to cover, and then when smarmy grad student comes to kick you down you'll just feel bad for them... They'll say something like, "Yeah, I wrote an essay about how I want to make out with Walter Benjamin." And you'll say something like, "Huh? You know my brother just got down slugging through the Arcades Project, have you ever read that one?" And they'll say, "Yeah, I think so..." Then, you'll think to yourself, 'geese, it took my brother several weeks to slug through that several hundred page collection of fragments and aphorisms, it's something I don't think he'll ever forget, and here this person is telling they're not even sure if they read it! Damn, I guess I won't even bother trying to dialog about On Language As Such and On the Language of Man, even though the profound insights contained in that essay illuminate the truths contained in the story of the fall in ways I haven't even begun to unpack, because this one I'm talking to now is no good.' Then, later, you'll be in New York City and you'll politely try to make conversation with someone standing there, and you'll ask them: "What do you do?" and they'll say "I work for an art collector" and you'll say "cool, what sorts of art are you into?" and they'll say "well, right now, I'm into garbage" and you'll think to yourself 'how many of these robots are there?'
― lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:55 (four months ago) Permalink
The new one didn’t click with me at first but I just gave it a re listen and it’s excellent. Maybe a little more low key than Pitiless, which I think is his best. Love his synth tones.
― calstars, Thursday, 17 May 2018 13:29 (four months ago) Permalink
his AMA is fantastic lmao, exactly what I'd expect
has anyone else listened to Addendum yet? I'm enjoying it a fair bit more than Screen Memories
― ufo, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 16:04 (four months ago) Permalink
Really sad news: https://pitchfork.com/news/joseph-maus-john-maus-brother-and-bandmate-dead-at-30/
― flappy bird, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 04:30 (one month ago) Permalink
wow, that's horrible. I hadn't realised that was his brother
― ogmor, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:01 (one month ago) Permalink
I wonder if he got hit by the viral lung thing going around Europe -- it's apparently really dangerous because the symptoms are pretty mild.
― Three Word Username, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:40 (one month ago) Permalink