Since 1993, Germany’s Mouse On Mars, aka Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner, has plotted its own unique path across the electronic landscape, teetering between hedonistic dance beats and painstakingly developed sonic textures over nine studio albums. Following their recent orchestral-backed performances known as Paeanumnion, which saw the duo digitally-crafting sounds and processing the orchestra in real-time using their own custom designed music software, Toma and St. Werner are now set to utilize the technology on their first studio release in six years, Parastrophics.
Recorded and mixed over the last two years in Berlin, Parastrophics continues Mouse On Mars’ exploration mentality, combining singing bass drums, screwed up beats, and tinnitus synths with pop hooks and deep, booty bouncing percussive lines. According to a press release, no speakers exist that could display all the details of such grand production. Let’s take that as a challenge.
Parastrophics will be available February 28th in the U.S. via Modeselektor’s Monekeytown Records. No tracklist is currently available, but we promise to keep you updated on any new details as the release date nears. In the meantime, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Paeanumnion below.