Mouse On Mars / Live 04
Album: Live 04   Collection:General
Artist:Mouse On Mars   Added:Dec 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-01 Pull Date: 2006-03-05 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 8
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 17, 2006: Eclectica with Caitlin and Chris--Milwaukee Buddies
Mine Is In Yours
3. Jan 05, 2006: Eran Mukamel
All The Old Powers
2. Jan 06, 2006: Eels in the Loo

Album Review
matthew stark rubin
Reviewed 2005-12-29
Mouse on Mars. Live. Sonig (Germany). 9/5/05.
Reviewed by DJ matthew stark rubin. 12/29/05. FCC clean.

Techno Pop. I don’t really listen to much electronic music, but this really got the Escondido Village bumpin. It’s poppy, the songs are well-constructed, and you can dance to it. Most tracks basically build up, get stripped down, and build back up. Very prog-y. A typical roadmap, but done w/ great melodies and crazy rhythms. Unlike most techno, it doesn’t sound to me like it meanders. It’s live (awesome!), so lots of crowd noise at start/end of songs- fade ‘em in/out. My picks: 1, 4, 5

1- hip-hop-y vox sample and beat joined by thick synth. Only track with lead vox! A really poppy and catchy chorus. Most pop-song-like track.
2- More traditional techno sounding. Kinda disco in coda, but boring to me.
3- funky groove but darker than other songs. (think u.n.k.l.e.).
4- Insane! Fast! Synth Melodies are great too.
5- fast technopop. This is an ass shaker- I studied to this one SO HARD. Starts soft.
6- starts with single synth pulse, then gets all polyrhythmic and shit as different parts gradually come in. Less dance, more experimental sounding than rest of the album.
7- starts with weird synthesized voice, settles into straightforward, mid-tempo synth pop. Triumphant coda sounds like something Michael Jackson could sing over.
8- I think you call this breakbeat? Hard fart-like synth hits at the top, various odd vocal samples, and driving backbone rhythm. Another victorious coda.
9- ambient intro. Builds into emotional Queer-As-Folk soundtrack fodder.

Track Listing
1. Mine Is In Yours   5. Twift
2. Diskdusk   6. Gogonal
3. All The Old Powers   7. Wipe That Sound
4. Distroia   8. Actionist Respoke
  9. Frosch