Mouse on Mars are a musical phenomenon. After two decades of constant innovation and reinvention, they have lost none of their might and magic. And, just like jazz musicians, the duo seems to be getting ever more seasoned, savvy and uncompromising. The surface of pop music thrives on change, on constant renewal, and the Mouse on Mars phenomenon fuses this mutability with a myriad of voices caught in a proliferating web of dialogue.
Dialogue with their audience, with their Laukaus - Mikä On Tuolla? E.P. musical roots — and dialogue within a complex web of interdisciplinary partnerships and relationships. In this framework, theory, sound research and deep, sensual experiences are no longer mutually exclusive.
And at the heart of these oscillating force fields, Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma invariably remain themselves - curious, critical and even-keeled. Their collaboration with Candie Hank spawned a kind of desert polka, while Modeselektor and Puppetmastaz inspired anthemic hip-hop excursions. Toma and Werner define their music and themselves through friction and interaction; they freely 21 Again - Mouse On Mars - 21 Again their concepts to the test and up for discussion.
21 Again - Mouse On Mars - 21 Again each find their reflection in the other, practicing a kind of interactive magnetism. And yet — despite this highly attentive adaptability - a Mouse on Mars sound does exist. Many different voices, speaking with and over each other, are part of this signature style, complemented by a radical nonchalance and unshakeable anarchy that leaves few musical moves unincorporated.
Each noise, each sound, each shattering beat comes with its own comment. Comments that take any shape or guise — a rhythmic hiccup, a wow and flutter in the harmonic arc, an unexpected melodic fragment, a subliminal scratch or two. Ladies and Gentlemen, please celebrate the 21st century with Mouse on Mars.
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