The Mabuses

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The Mabuses
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Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Alternative rock, Psychedelic, experimental rock
Years active 1990–present
Labels Magpie Recordings, One Little Indian, Rough Trade, Virgin, Shimmy Disc
Website www.themabuses.com
Members John Valentine Carruthers
Chris Wilson
Kim Fahy
Lucien de Bellville
Donna McKevitt
Chris Burrows
Trevor Sharpe
Bernard Viguie

The Mabuses is a band which formed in London in 1991 and released three albums to considerable critical acclaim. Led by the enigmatic Kim Fahy, the Mabuses offer music which mixes pop sensibilities with more esoteric concerns such as film and literature. The name "Mabuses" is a tribute to the Fritz Lang film trilogy about a master criminal called Dr. Mabuse. Lyrically and musically, their recordings can be described as modern psychedelia.

"The Mabuses is supremely idealistic pop, cut according to the belief that the form should entice, baffle and ruffle rather than provide a readily assimilable template. Fahy's rhythmic/melodic charge is rooted in folk-derived Brit-pop, the kind that typified 1967's psychedelic headcharge, a.k.a. Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine, with that nursery rhyme loopiness - whimsy and surrealism simultaneously, all strangeness, quirk and charm - where nothing is quite as it seems." (Martin Aston - College Music Journal)

In 2007 an album of new material entitled Mabused! was released.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Stream The Mabuses’ Mabused". Stereogum. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: The Mabuses: Mabused". Pitchforkmedia.com. 2007-10-03. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Return of the Mabuses - WFMU's Beware of the Blog". Blog.wfmu.org. 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]

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