The peculiar genius of Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma is that they make all these things sound like they could come from no one else. The fact that they are still doing it 18 years after their first album, and still capable of making some of the best music of their career, is inspiring. — Pitchfork
Dimensional People is Mouse on Mars’ first album in 6 years and most inventive to date, out April 13th on Thrill Jockey. The album is was conceived as a “spatial composition using object-based mixing technology playing with the possibilities of sonic design and collective musicianship.”
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) features on lead single “Dimensional People Part 3” as announced + Best New Track via Pitchfork, Uncut, NME, and Intro and playlisted in the NY Times and The Guardian. Album collaborators also include Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National), Zach Condon (Beirut), Spank Rock, Swamp Dogg, Eric D. Clark, Lisa Hannigan, Amanda Blank, Sam Amidon, and Ensemble Musikfabrik.
Dimensional People will exist in many forms: as a multi-channel, spatialized sound installation, collaborative performance events, and touring show with a rotating cast of musicians joining Mouse on Mars on stage.
Their dancefloor smashing live AV show is also available with all new visuals and guest MC Spank Rock joining on occasion. Check this live clip of them in action together at Eaux Claires 2017. Several Dimensional People album tracks will be adapted to the clubby AV show.
Now booking live AV duo and Dimensional People ensemble + installation presentations:
brandon [at] lb-agency.net
The first EP from Mouse on Mars since their anniversary recording 21 Again 3 years ago embraces their love of juke, footwork and chopped up house music like never before. On its three tracks, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner reinforce the collaborative idea of 21 Again with eight different artists including Modeselektor, Jessy Lanza, Junior Boys, and Sepalcure having been involved in the making of these tracks.
The EP was released on Monkeytown on Oct.13, 2017. Listen to EP previews here and watch the zany video for “Jack Is Out” dir. by Jonah King & Winslow Funaki below.
Now booking live AV duo shows: brandon [at] lb-agency.net
On October 31 Mouse on Mars will release their ’21 Again’ boxset on Monkeytown including their double CD with 29 new collaborations in addition to recordings of their Peel Sessions, orchestral works, and 80+ page book which can be pre-ordered via Monkeytown’s website. Preview the collaborative tracks on Youtube, with new teasers being added every day up until the release!
To celebrate their coming of age, Mouse on Mars have curated a 2 day festival at Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin on October 31 and November 1 with special guests Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Tyondai Braxton, Cavern Of Anti-Matter, Laetitia Sadier, and Oval just to name a few. Tickets are on sale via the HAU website so get them while they last!
For a look back through the past 21 years of inspiration with Mouse on Mars don’t forget to check out their recent RBMA Radio feature.
It’s not every day you turn 21 and not every band makes it that far and remains consistently innovative and current. Mouse on Mars have hit a milestone and not content to celebrate alone they’ve invited 30 of their friends to collaborate on tracks for this very special boxset and weekend-long takeover of Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin beginning on Oct.31. Check the tracklist below and keep your eyes and ears peeled for more fun drops from Monkeytown in the meantime! Full details here.
Eli & Mark E. Smith: 21 Again
Mouse On Mars & Cavern of Anti-Matter: Fertilized
Mouse On Mars & Tortoise: Shoe Fly
A Hawk And A Hacksaw & Balàzs Unger: Celebration Song
Mouse On Mars & Errorsmith: Errormom
Mouse On Mars & Eric D Clark: Lost And Found
Mouse on Mars & Modeselektor feat. Mr. Maloke: Purple Fog
Mouse on Mars & Siriusmo: Immer Kurz Davor
Mouse on Mars & Scratch Pet Land: Splymogym
Mouse on Mars & Dodo NKishi: Queen Für Erschein
Mouse On Mars & Atom TM: Key My Brain
AGF / Delay Team: 21 Momstars
Mouse on Mars & Helado Negro: Carca Jadas
Mouse On Mars & Laetitia Sadier: My Toe Is On Fire
Ingrid & Oswald Wiener: Wir möchten auch drauf sein
Mouse On Mars & Schlammpeitziger: Ein Leben Wie Heu
Mouse on Mars & Junior Boys: Putty Tart
Mouse on Mars & Candie Hank: Metaloona Swamp
David Michael Digregorio & Sung Huang Kim: We’re Glad You Are Born Today, Unless You Weren’t Born Today
Mouse on Mars & Machinedrum – Juice Clr 9
Mouse On Mars & Mesak & Claws Costeau: Somiak
Mouse on Mars & F.X. Randomiz: Fromm
Prefuse 73: 90’s
Mouse on Mars & Funkstörung: Bon Djerry
Mouse on Mars & YOSHIMIO: NKANKA
Mouse on Mars & Matthew Herbert aka DJ’s Collapse: Double Gum
Mouse on Mars & Olivia Block: Pterion
Mouse on Mars & Oval: Gitto Ski
Mouse on Mars & Tyondai Braxton: Off Sea
DJ Sotch Egg: Mouse On Egg (Happy Birthday!)
Mouse On Mars want to make a documentary about the past 21 years making music together. Join their ’21 Again’ crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo to make it possible! Expect more news about their 21st birthday celebration soon. Upcoming ‘Spezmodia’ club and festival dates below:
05/04: Button Factory, Dublin, IE
19/04: Club2Club @ Babylon, Istanbul TR
25/04: Donau Festival, Krems AT
17/05: Gretchen, Berlin DE
14/06: K21 Quadriennale X Open Source Festival Night, Dusseldorf DE
21/06: Camden Crawl @ KOKO, London UK
22/08: Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Katowice PL
Mouse on Mars are on fire! Just after the release of their Monkeytown EP “Spezmodia” which is akin to footwerk on acid, they lit up Boiler Room with an insane live set and now Noisey have just premiered their seizure-inducing video for “Cream Dream”. What a way to kick off the 21st Anniversary festivities!
Now booking headline and festival slots for the live A/V duo show: brandon[at]littlebig.org.uk
Mouse on Mars are one of the few electronic bands to stand the test of time. Constantly reinventing themselves, they have taken electronica to new heights with a unique blend of sound annihilation, fragmented melodies and an impassioned hatred of conformity. For nearly two decades, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner have sweated over burning consoles to create a new musical language, only to twist it again into thousands of myriad distortions.
On January 10, 2014 Monkeytown will release Mouse on Mars’ 5 track ‘Spezmodia’ EP of dancefloor rave-ups which reference the converging club sounds of footwerk, techno and electronica practiced by scene-mates Machinedrum, DJ Rashad and Modeselektor. The duo will be playing key A/V club dates in select cities and Summer festivals building into their 21st Anniversary activities of special shows & releases in Autumn.