ALBUM REVIEW: Mouse On Mars – Dimensional People | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 13.04.18

 

 

 

 

 

Six years on from their last album Parastrophics, the duo of Jann St. Werner and Andi Toma make a welcome return to Mouse On Mars duty with Dimensional People. Although their productions remain as meticulously detailed but winningly polyglot as ever, the big shift this time is the sheer number of outside collaborators featured on the album.

Mouse On Mars have always been open to working with other artists, but the pile-up of extra vocalists and musicians leaves this feeling like a Gorillaz record for the FACT crowd. The jazzy detours of the Dimensional People trilogy and mutant funk of Daylight delight, but some of the vocal-driven tracks like Aviation and Sidney In A Cup feel compromised and overran by their guests.

 

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