Parastrophics

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  • Summary: The 10th release for the German electronic music duo of Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner is their first album since 2006's Varcharz.
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  • Record Label: Monkeytown
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Electronica, Techno, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, Experimental Techno, Experimental Ambient, Ambient Techno, IDM
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 27, 2012
    82
    They manage to string a staggering number of tightly packed nuggets of melody and texture into 46 minutes.
  2. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    Mouse On Mars are returning in triumphant and rapturous fashion, both sealing their reputation as relentless innovators while basking in the glory as beacons of inspiration.
  3. 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]
  4. Feb 28, 2012
    70
    As songs pulse and glow bright in the most dynamic of ways, it's almost bittersweet to see Mouse on Mars sounding so comfortable delivering house music, losing a bit of their identity with each passing beat.
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    70
    A surreal pop record that gleefully warps the tones and inflections of modern radio tunes into funhouse mirror abstractions.
  6. Mar 8, 2012
    70
    Parastrophics is never dull, and there are some great moments on here. But occasionally it is a little too restless for its own good.
  7. Uncut
    Feb 28, 2012
    60
    With its fidgety electronica and shredded rave, 11th album Parastrophies might've raised eyebrows in 1996, but today there are few Spotify playlists that would unironically accommodate squiggly chip-tunes. [Mar 2012, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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 TheyMouse 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
  2. 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". 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