MOUSE ON MARS - DIMENSIONAL PEOPLE VINYL (LP + BOOKLET)
Release Date: 13th April 2018
The German left-field electronica duo of Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma, aka Mouse on Mars, are back with their most varied and ambitious album of their quarter-century careers. Dimensional People features a mass of guest spots, from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Zach Condon (Beirut), Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National) to Swamp Dogg and Amanda Blank plus a host more! But the extreme length of guestlister's doesn't detract from a record that is still singular (or should that be 'doubl'ular?) in it's making with the guests largely being used for vocals or additional instrumentation over Werner and Toma's electronic and acoustic compositions. If you're a fan of the avant-garde and the experimental then you're sure to find new friends in Dimensional People (see what I did there...?).
FFO: Bon Iver, STUFF., Visionist, Arca
"Mouse on Mars release Dimensional People, their brand new studio album on Thrill Jockey. The album features Werner and Toma joined by a number of prolific guests: Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Zach Condon (Beirut), Spank Rock, Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National), Swamp Dogg, Eric D. Clarke, Lisa Hannigan, Amanda Blank, Sam Amidon, Ensemble Musikfabrik, and about 20 more musical collaborators. After a series of notorious dance floor releases, Dimensional People reveals them working deep within their own vernacular, digging into fertile terrain of their inexhaustible vault of digital and acoustic experimentation, and charismatically making elemental components new again. This album makes clear how their craft is of discovery, of finding new contexts for places, sounds, memories, sensations, ambiences, technologies, relationships, and of course, people."