Now here’s something different! It’s been a while since I digged a track from the very first second I heard it. John Maus (a guy who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political philosophy in Switzerland) is an old friend of that other hero, Ariel Pink, and while he has the same kind of experimental lo-fi messiness, this sounds totally different.
More like Arcade Fire meets Falco meets a synthesizer church organ meets, I don’t know. Prepare to be blown away:
Here’s the video:
- Edit: Right, ok, this person is my new hero. Everything he makes is like a combination of Joy Division, Ariel Pink, sci fi movie soundtracks, Kraftwerk, Händel and Bach. Check out Cop Killer, Keep Pushing On, Hey Moon and Quantum Leap. The videos are pretty wicked too. Read the album We must become the pitiless censors of ourselves (2011) reviews on The Guardian, Pitchfork and the BBC. His live performances seem to attract the same kind of audience hostility as Ariel Pink does.