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John Maus Has Joined the Ground Control Touring Roster

John Maus Has Joined the Ground Control Touring Roster

Posted 05/01/2017

It is with great pleasure that we welcome John Maus to the Ground Control Touring roster of touring artists.

Born in the decade of synth pop and sharing his birthday with George Frideric Handel, John started making music when Nirvana posters went up on every teenager’s wall. It’s this curious conflux of influences that partially helps to describe John’s music. It’s a world where the Germs jam with Jerry Goldsmith, Cabaret Voltaire relocate to Eternia and Josquin des Prez writes a new score for RoboCop. The confrontation of punk, the fleeting poignancy of 80s movie soundtracks, the insistent pulse of Moroder and the spirituality of Medieval and Baroque music all find salvation in John Maus.

Maus became known for shirt pulling and air punching of his impassioned live performance, which has been captured in all its frenzied appeal alongside a tender inner space in his most recent recordings.

“Heart to heart, mind to mind, we are the ones who seem to travel through time,” intones Maus resolutely through the mist. John’s lyrics are as likely to touch upon themes of Cronenberg gore just as much as the musings of Jacques Rancière. It’s this no-brow approach that makes things interesting, casting Maus as a savant and allowing his music to startle us in ways whereby we open up to the unimaginable.

John’s preoccupation with truth, love and eternity are perfectly suited to this treatment as seen with songs like “And The Rain” and the softly cascading “Keep Pushing On”. The songs are devastatingly catchy, saturated with keyboards and overflowing with Maus’ allegorical summons. The hypnotic fugue “We Can Break Through” treads new territories into minimalism for Maus, seeing the phrase “Break through this” repeated almost like a mind control procedure scored by Bach and Suicide.

Keep an eye on his artist page for forthcoming live performances.

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