Parastrophics

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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    The German band Mouse on Mars attacks the music market with their latest album from the border of electronics and dance - "Parastrophics". The compositions are completely twisted and avant-garde. Reminiscent of Radiohead experiments - "The Beach Stop", hip-hop "Chordblocker" and its sequel "Metrotopy", bordering D'n'B "Wienuss" or excellent "They Know Your Name" are just some of theThe German band Mouse on Mars attacks the music market with their latest album from the border of electronics and dance - "Parastrophics". The compositions are completely twisted and avant-garde. Reminiscent of Radiohead experiments - "The Beach Stop", hip-hop "Chordblocker" and its sequel "Metrotopy", bordering D'n'B "Wienuss" or excellent "They Know Your Name" are just some of the interesting examples of tracks on the album. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2012
    9
    Mouse on Mars release Parastrophics is seemingly a snapshot on the duo's take on the current electronic music scene. With hints of dub in They Know Your Name, borderline drum'n'bass in Wienuss, acid music Seaqz, and disco infused Polaroyced, MoM offers an intelligent angle on the scenes. All this is spun with a sense of humour and is quite playful, but is not devoid of complex textures andMouse on Mars release Parastrophics is seemingly a snapshot on the duo's take on the current electronic music scene. With hints of dub in They Know Your Name, borderline drum'n'bass in Wienuss, acid music Seaqz, and disco infused Polaroyced, MoM offers an intelligent angle on the scenes. All this is spun with a sense of humour and is quite playful, but is not devoid of complex textures and technique. Great album, a must buy. Expand
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
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  1. The Wire
    Apr 18, 2012
    80
    Mouse on Mars's melodic power has been greater across the years, but the textural richness of Parastrophics is unmatched. [Mar 2012, p.57]
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    70
    A surreal pop record that gleefully warps the tones and inflections of modern radio tunes into funhouse mirror abstractions.
  3. Under The Radar
    Mar 22, 2012
    70
    A wicked density of engaging audio elements that practically demands full immersion. [Mar 2012, p.88]