Mouse On Mars play their first Dublin show in four years.
A special event for Shock’s first show in The Button Factory, as following 2007’s excursion with Mark E Smith as Von Südenfed, Mouse on Mars return to their roots in their first Dublin show in over four years.
Mouse On Mars create densely layered tracks with the intended results being grounded in electronic experimentation and an almost pop like sensibility. Designed to yield more with repeated listens, songs are minutely detailed.
A series of 10 albums and numerous remixes has come off as primarily intent on dashing expectations, from the ambient-idm ectoplasms like Vulvaland and the more structured Iaora Tahiti; to the flighty and funny electronics, spluttering horns and acoustic-guitar samples the more organic Niun Niggung; to the forest of sonic porcupine quills that is Idiology.
Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner have been more than busy in the intervening years between albums. As well as the release of their live record, Live04, on their own label Sonig, and a constant barrage of touring, Toma and Werner collaborated Mark E. Smith of The Fall as Von Südenfed. The trio gained worldwide success with their debut album Tromatic Reflexxions. The M.O.M members produce independently for the Sonig label. St. Werner acted as the artistic director of the Amsterdam Institute for Electronic Music, STEIM and has also worked on two solo records under the Lithops moniker.
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Mouse On Mars Live (Lithops/Von Südenfed)
Support from Shock & Candy DJs
Button Factory, Friday 25 April 2008. 11pm. Advance tickets from City Discs & Road Records