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Wednesday, Oct 10 2012

When a band reaches the impressive achievement of record No. 10, it's okay to wonder if monotony and apathy are perhaps playing key roles in keeping the act afloat. But on new album Parastrophics, German experimental electronic duo Mouse on Mars stomps all over that assumption. Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma unfold a carnival of electronic mischief that's both impractical and palatable. Hear laser-tag-ready synthesizer squeals! Ride loop-the-loop bass lines! Enjoy drums that sound like duck targets being knocked off at a shooting gallery! In a March interview with Exclaim!, St. Werner said, "If there's anything that we would support in music, it would be impurity, anti-stagnation, taking promiscuity to the extreme," and boy, Parastrophics swears by that sentiment. Reyan Ali

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