Mouse on Mars Are Never Not Delightfully Strange
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM
(Neumos) Germany's Mouse on Mars pretty much have never not been delightfully strange throughout their nearly 20-year career. From the dubadelic and exotica-flavored electronica of Vulvaland and Iaora Tahiti to the disjointed, spasmodic IDM of mid-period releases like Niun Niggung and Idiology to the oblong bass music of 2012's Parastrophics and WOW, MOM have carved out a distinctive niche with their structural oddness, textural eccentricities, and quirkily catchy melodies. If they bring drummer and wild-card vocalist Dodo NKishi, this show should be off the hook with weird hooks. Baltimore's Horse Lords play spiky, smart rock with tricky meters and unconventionally radiant guitar tones À la Rhys Chatham. They'll be serving as Matmos's backing band on this tour. You already know about the unique genius of experimental-electronic duo Matmos, because you read the feature in last week's Stranger, right?