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John Maus
Ribbon Music
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March 2006
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Here we find Ribbon Music (Omar Souleyman, Black Dice) reissuing the debut LP from pop’s premier existentialist John Maus. Originally put out in 2006, the forthrightly-entitled Songs plunges us head-first into a singular aesthetic. Of course, history remembers Maus standing alongside his pal Ariel Pink as one of the progenitors of hypnagogic pop, and the likes of ‘I’m Only Human’ and ‘It Takes Time’ are still striking, pink-elephantine trips. However, the sixteen short entries of Songs also include hyper-lo-fi home-taping vignettes (‘That Night’) and evocative, droning incantations (‘Forever and Ever and Ever’). With this re-release coming off the back of recent Maus full-length Addendum, this is a fine time to reacquaint yourself with one of the more original musical stylists of the 21st Century.

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  1. 1 Opening 1:09 John Maus Buy
  2. 2 Time To Die 3:25 John Maus Buy
  3. 3 Don't Be A Body 3:13 John Maus Buy
  4. 4 That Night 1:13 John Maus Buy
  5. 5 Real Bad Job 2:39 John Maus Buy
  6. 6 Forever And Ever And Ever 4:16 John Maus Buy
  7. 7 Maniac 3:35 John Maus Buy
  8. 8 Just Wait Til Next Year 2:26 John Maus Buy
  9. 9 I'm Only Human 2:42 John Maus Buy
  10. 10 Less Talk More Action 1:46 John Maus Buy
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