Release Date: Aug 24, 2004
Record label: Thrill Jockey
Throughout their decade-plus career, Mouse on Mars' Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner have engaged in a very focused kind of wandering. They've moved from the frothy textures of Vulvaland and Iaora Tahiti to the busier, drum'n'bass-inflected Autoditacker to the playful pastoralism of Niun Niggung to Idiology's rubbery, eclectic pop while, paradoxically, crafting a sound that is distinctively Mouse on Mars.
Perhaps it’s due to their 10th anniversary, but Germany’s Mouse On Mars have never been more festive. Certainly, they have spent the last decade generating tweaked tonalities in a vast array of rhythmic templates, many of which activated sweat glands in addition to thought bubbles. From vaporous cybervoids to dubbed-out downtempo and beyond, Jan St.