Andi Thoma and Jan Werner are Mouse on Mars
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Andi Thoma and Jan
Werner are Mouse on Mars, two highly creative gentlemen who live and work
in the same town that has given the world the electronic godfathers Kraftwerk.
for sure they are different in every aspect on their search for new sound
dimensions. while Kraftwerk always came across as something artificial - they
are of course artificial - Mouse on Mars is a friendly encounter with loads of
fans in the UK since they have started touring there.
Mouse on Mars music
is full of surprises when they start fiddling around with all kinds of electronic
and non electronic sounds to create even dancetunes.
Hit singles are not
what they seem to be looking for and the impression is, that they more enjoy their
initial work rather than the big big pay.
Sure they get by with various
releases, remixes and production jobs at their own St. Elmore Studio, where bands
like Stereolab, Lee Buddah or Enemy Disco tend to show up to get things done at
their carefully hidden place, which is that easy to find.
Often they worked
so hard, that there was no time for shaving.
In 1998 several TV Stations
brought long features about their activities.
Funnily enough, the only problem
they mentioned in a 40 minute Interview was kind of a mixed feeling about their
hometown Duesseldorf, where all concerts tend to end in catastrophes.
neighbors called the police to end a concert complaining about Mouse on Mars being
too loud. Another time the PA folks blew up the system and again no Mouse on Mars
For sure they have enough support and success outside their home
area so that probably home for them is only their studio and their very special
own world that inspires them to come up with more musical novelties in one day
than other groups in their entire career.
Their record company will surely
not run out of Mouse on Mars tunes and their fans have a good chance to receive
more thrilling, zipping crazy sounds from the most creative German band.