Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mouse on Mars|
Iaora Tahiti (Reis)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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I really wanted to hate this
bowery boy | seattle | 11/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've steered clear of Mouse On Mars for years now simply because I think their name, CD titles and cover art is a bit cheesy (Vulvaland? Sheesh, as a gay man that title is not appealing) and if that's the case then what will their music sound like?? I resisted buying Iaora Tahiti although the price was cheap, friends recommended it to me and the reviewers here seem to unanimously agree it's their best release. I just couldn't get past their name or the cheesy psychedelic cover. Then one day, with money to burn, I went to the music store to buy the new flanger CD but the release date was pushed back. The new aphex twin wouldn't be released for a couple of weeks and I had money to burn so I said what the hey and I bought it. I tried my hardest to resist liking the music as it slowly unfolded around me. It seemed impossible that MOM could sound as good as they did. I listened to the disc once through and then put it away. Strangely, the next day I found myself humming an unfamiliar melody and realized it was MOM. I plucked the CD off my shelf, put it back in my disc player and there it has remained for the past month.I'm a newly recruited fan of MOM now. I can't say how enjoyable I find this CD to be. Omnibuzz sounds like crickets in outer space; kompod and Saturday night worldcup fieber are great upbeat tracks that transcend what dance music is all about; kanu is wonderful, I can't sit still for a minute when I listen to it and papa, antoine is my favorite track. It's perfect in every aspect, in every detail. A spacy, floaty interplanetary trip across the dreamscape of your mind with that wonderful melody that kicks in halfway through. I hear a little bit of the orb, future sound of london, orbital and plone in mouse on mars (well really only schunkel reminds me of plone with that xylophone percussion). However, I must agree with some of the reviewers on this page about die innere orange. It really is a wasted track at 12+ minutes. It sounds like someone accidentally hit the record button in the studio, simply recording white noise and tonal variations thereof while having a brief conversation in german before realizing the record was on, stupidly pushing buttons before finding the off button. SNORE.However, on a side note after enjoying this disc as much as I did, I purchased their lastest release Idiology. What happened? Certainly it can't be the same group that produced this lovely dreamy piece of music. So now I'm wavering again as far as my feelings towards MOM. Maybe Idiology will grow on me but in any case, Iaora Tahiti was a pleasant surprise. I would recommend it anyonE looking for something fresh and new in the world of electronica."
Mouse on Mars Makes Me Happy
bowery boy | 03/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my fav. of the all the Mouse albums. Such wonderful, thematic music. If anyone thinks that electronic is dry, unemotions, and not melodic- listen to this one! They have such a talent of making bleeps and blops (which is basically what they are about, bleeps and blops) and turning them into real songs. Try it out. They make me happy and when i've seen them play live- it seems they make themselves happy too!Beware though, these guys know how to market and sell albums- i've been dupped into buying a seeming new release and only found it was a re-named release of an import i've bought before...."