The German band will celebrate their coming of age with a double album featuring 23 new collaborations, including tracks with Machinedrum and Tortoise.
Mouse On Mars will commemorate their 21st year together with 21 Again, due out on October 31st.
Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma have recorded more than ten albums together in their decades-long tenure as Mouse On Mars, touching on everything from IDM to rock and pop with classic records like Idiology. They went on hiatus in the mid-2000s, but they've since become regulars on Modeselektor's Monkeytown label after returning with 2012's Parastrophics.
21 Again is their latest endeavour. With a series of 21 new collaborations meant to mark their 21st birthday, the group have, in typically oddball fashion, ended up with 23 collaborative tracks (and seven tracks without Mouse On Mars featuring) spread over two discs. Among the highlights are collaborations with Canadian synth pop duo Junior Boys, Machinedrum, post-rock band Tortoise, Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier, Matthew Herbert and Oval. There are also tracks from The Fall's Mark E. Smith, Prefuse 73, AGF and Japanese chiptune artist DJ Scotch Egg.
01. Eli & Mark E. Smith - 21 Again
02. Mouse On Mars & Cavern of Anti-Matter - Fertilized
03. Mouse On Mars & Tortoise - Shoe Fly
04. A Hawk And A Hacksaw & Balàzs Unger - Celebration Song
05. Mouse On Mars & Errorsmith - Errormom
06. Mouse On Mars & Eric D Clark - Lost And Found
07. Mouse On Mars & Modeselektor feat. Mr. Maloke - Purple Fog
08. Mouse On Mars & Siriusmo - Immer Kurz Davor
09. Mouse On Mars & Scratch Pet Land - Splymogym
10. Mouse On Mars & Dodo NKishi - Queen Für Erschein
11. Mouse On Mars & Atom TM - Key My Brain
12. AGF / Delay Team - 21 Momstars
13. Mouse On Mars & Helado Negro - Carca Jadas
14. Mouse On Mars & Laetitia Sadier - My Toe Is On Fire
01. Ingrid & Oswald Wiener - Wir möchten auch drauf sein
02. Mouse On Mars & Schlammpeitziger - Ein Leben Wie Heu
03. Mouse On Mars & Junior Boys - Putty Tart
04. Mouse On Mars & Candie Hank - Metaloona Swamp
05. David Michael Digregorio & Sung Huang Kim - We're Glad You Are Born Today, Unless You
Weren't Born Today
06. Mouse On Mars & Machinedrum - Juice Clr 9
07. Mouse On Mars & Mesak & Claws Costeau - Somiak
08. Mouse On Mars & F.X. Randomiz - Fromm
09. Prefuse 73 - 90's
10. Mouse On Mars & Funkstörung - Bon Djerry
11. Mouse On Mars & Yoshimi - NKANKA
12. Mouse On Mars & Matthew Herbert aka DJ's Collapse - Double Gum
13. Mouse On Mars & Olivia Block - Pterion
14. Mouse On Mars & Oval - Gitto Ski
15. Mouse On Mars & Tyondai Braxton - Off Sea
16. DJ Scotch Egg - Mouse On Egg (Happy Birthday!)
Monkeytown Records will release 21 on October 31st, 2014.