Parastrophics

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Parastrophics
Mouse on Mars - Parastrophics.jpg
Studio album by Mouse on Mars
Released February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
Recorded 2007-2011
Studio St. Martin Tonstudio, Duesseldorf; Paraverse 4, Berlin
Genre IDM, house
Length 46:14
Label Monkeytown Records
Producer Jan St. Werner, Andi Toma
Mouse on Mars chronology
Varcharz
(2006)Varcharz2006
Parastrophics
(2012)
WOW
(2012)WOW2012
Singles from Parastrophics
  1. "They Know Your Name"
    Released: 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Clash 8/10[3]
Pitchfork 8.2/10[4]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[5]
Resident Advisor 3.5/5[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[8]
Spin 7/10[9]

Parastrophics is a studio album by German electronica group Mouse on Mars. It was released by Monkeytown Records in 2012.

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Parastrophics received an average score of 74% based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Heather Phares of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "an album that's a rebirth and a welcome return for one of electronic music's most restlessly creative acts."[2] Matthew Perpetua of Rolling Stone gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, describing it as "a surreal pop record that gleefully warps the tones and inflections of modern radio tunes into funhouse mirror abstractions."[7]

PopMatters placed it at number 4 on the "Best Electronic Music of 2012" list,[10] as well as number 10 on the "Top 10 Pleasant Surprise Albums of 2012" list.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Beach Stop" 3:23
2. "Chordblocker, Cinnamon Toasted" 3:12
3. "Metrotopy" 3:45
4. "Wienuss" 3:42
5. "They Know Your Name" 3:54
6. "Syncropticians" 5:53
7. "Cricket" 2:13
8. "iMatch" 4:53
9. "Polaroyced" 3:12
10. "Gearknot Cherry" 2:59
11. "Bruised to Imwimper" 0:43
12. "Baku Hipster" 3:07
13. "Seaqz" 5:18

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Jan St. Werner – writing, lyrics (on 5)
  • Andi Toma – writing, lyrics (on 5)
  • Dodo Nkishi – lyrics (on 3 and 5)
  • Ya Tosiba – lyrics (on 12)
  • Esther Grimaldi – vocals (on 1)
  • Steven Jo – vocals (on 2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parastrophics by Mouse on Mars". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Mouse on Mars - Parastrophics". AllMusic. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bennett, Matthew (February 20, 2012). "Mouse On Mars - Parastrophics". Clash. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Richardson, Mark (February 24, 2012). "Mouse on Mars: Parastrophics". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ Linds, Jonathan (March 4, 2012). "Mouse on Mars: Parastrophics". PopMatters. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ Clarke, Paul (March 1, 2012). "Mouse On Mars - Parastrophics". Resident Advisor. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Perpetua, Matthew (March 26, 2012). "Parastrophics". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ Wiseman, Sam (February 28, 2012). "Mouse on Mars – Parastrophics". The Skinny. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (March 4, 2012). "Mouse on Mars, 'Parastrophics' (Monkeytown)". Spin. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Best Electronic Music of 2012 (page 2)". PopMatters. December 10, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  11. ^ "The Top 10 Pleasant Surprise Albums of 2012 (page 1)". PopMatters. December 17, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 

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