The seminal German duo considers the past, present and future of their smart, twisted and fun musical cosmology.
Ever since 1993, Mouse On Mars has been creating a parallel musical universe where intelligence and playfulness, sophisticated noise and pop sensibilities, theoretical frameworks and a sense of fun go hand in hand with all tomorrow’s parties. The members hail from Cologne and Düsseldorf but nowadays operate out of Berlin — they have had an international outlook right from the start, working with labels like Too Pure, Thrill Jockey, Domino and Ipecac. They even set up their own label, Sonig, to release some of theie more obscure side projects and a host of international artists. Their collaborations with (and production work for) acts like Stereolab and Mark E. Smith of the Fall are further proof of the far-reaching impact, as are their forays into the worlds of classical music and fine arts. Having released their 11th studio album, Dimensional People, on Thrill Jockey, Mouse On Mars continues to be restless, irreverent and wildly inventive. In this Fireside Chat the duo talk about bringing tech to the breaking point, working with Moondog and influential records.