ARTISTS — #CC14 — FRI 20 & SAT 21 JUNE 2014

“The ability to surprise and keep their followers on their toes made Mouse on Mars’ work enthralling and impossible categorize”


Dusseldorf’s Mouse on Mars is one of the few electronic bands to stand the test of time. Constantly reinventing themselves, they have taken electronica to new heights with a unique blend of sound annihilation, fragmented melodies and an impassioned hatred of conformity. For nearly two deacades, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner have sweated over burning consoles to create a new musical language, only to twist it again into thousands of myriad distortions.

Mouse On Mars’ sound links them to the club-music scene, as do their many remixes and collaborations with members of the dance-music world. Yet their association with the formalized and utilitarian world of dance music is ironic, as the band’s raison d’etre is to place electronic flies in any aural ointment they choose to muck through. MoM have release a series of a series of 11 albums and numerous remixes from 1994 to date. They are also the only artist other than Echo & The Bunnymen to have played CC in both the ‘90s and the ‘10s.