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About John Maus

Postby jessi » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:39 pm

For those that stumble upon this site without knowing much about John Maus:
Everyone, how would you describe him and/or his music? I recently referred to his music as lo-fi eerie melodrama for the ear. Use as many or as few words as you want.

Here's what some other people had to say:

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Ariel Pink wrote:John Maus is a maniac on a bloody crusade; a tortured evangelist on a mercenary quest to rid our world of villainous defilers of The Gospel of True Love. By turns shockingly infectious and disarmingly unpredictable, his music conflates a perplexing marriage of Moroder's 'Never Ending Story' and classical 12-tone renegades of 20th century past, harking THE NEW path which resurrects romance from its post-modern shackles, and reignites the promise of a better world.

http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk/johnmaus.html

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Upset The Rhythm wrote:John Maus lives and works in Austin, Minnesota. Although best known as a core member of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and keyboard player with Animal Collective's Panda Bear, Maus is a musician with a distinctive sound of his own.

http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk/johnmaus.html

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Myspace of the Maus wrote:It took this Ariel Pink cohort five years to write and record his debut album, and only five minutes to become more annoying than Ariel Pink.
- CMJ

For me, this is just too weird. The first couple of tracks make this the most skip-able album of 2006.
-Subba Cultcha

Apparently, Maus spent five years working on this album, which is a shame because, frankly, its awful.
-Vice

There isn't one song you could call 'good' on the whole album.
-Music Zine

Overall, I can't recommend this album even as a novelty listen. Maybe I just don't get it. It seems as if Maus sabotages practically any hint of an interesting melody, lyric, or instrumental part with a blatantly grating one at almost every turn.
-Indie Workshp

Maus's baroquely deadpan voice - and thats being polite - effectively spoils many a song. Some will hear a little Nick Cave in it; others will hear a man crapping out of his mouth.
-Drowned in Sound

If it is supposed to be funny, it is not. If it is meant seriousy, then Maus needs some SERIOUS help.
-Another Zine

http://www.myspace.com/johnmaus

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[quote="Image"]But don't take my word for it![/quote]
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Postby jessi » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:38 am

Simon Hampson wrote:John Maus crafts brittle electro-pop with absurdly baroque keyboard flourishes, that sounds like the mid-point between a rave and a church organ recital. Althought it is musically very different from Ariel Pink's songs, the "feel" of the two is very similar: like Ariel Pink, John Maus' music comes across like a flickering, over-exposed home-video from the 1980s. It's intensely personal and often beautiful music, the sound of memories and daydreams.

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Re: About John Maus

Postby cavejam » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:39 pm

hey i have a tiny Q; how old is jm?
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Re: About John Maus

Postby dean » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:43 pm

Well going by the demos he said he was 13 in '93, so that should make him 27.
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Re: About John Maus

Postby cavejam » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:41 pm

thanks!
he looks so much younger though :limp:
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Re: About John Maus

Postby mcshanno » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:01 am

John is 27. I know because I asked him the other day.
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Re: About John Maus

Postby jessi » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:01 am

|:o
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Re: About John Maus

Postby mcshanno » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:34 am

fun John Maus fact of the day... John really likes 80's action movies, especially those starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, etc.
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Re: About John Maus

Postby dean » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:20 am

He's also a big fan of Lost, and lives close to where it is filmed*

* that bit may have been misheard, but he definitely is a fan of Lost.
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Re: About John Maus

Postby Golden Magikarp » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:30 pm

mcshanno wrote:fun John Maus fact of the day... John really likes 80's action movies, especially those starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, etc.



HOLY SHIT :(

me too. I always knew I wasn't alone.
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Re: About John Maus

Postby dean » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:09 pm

John Maus votes Obama

Assuming none of you have a plan for us to achieve anarchy by next November, and at the risk of legitimating liberal democratic (i.e., capitalist) "politics," I must concur with Ashley:

"Don't just go out and vote, VOTE FOR OBAMA!"
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Re: About John Maus

Postby amausisnotahome » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:38 pm

I heard that John loves Calculus, despises Geometry and thinks Algebra is a waste of time and resources.

Any truth to these rumors? JM, are you out there?
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Re: About John Maus

Postby dean » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:53 am

FACT - John Maus turned 28 today!
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Re: About John Maus

Postby mamamaus » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:07 pm

Happy Birthday John!!!!!!
Have a great day. We miss you and love you!
Mom, Dad and Steph
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Re: About John Maus

Postby kelly » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:33 pm

happy birthday to yoooo
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