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John Maus
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Social
Date: February 15, 2019 to February 15, 2019
Where: The Social, 54 N Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32801
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
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with Nick Nicely
John Maus is a truly enigmatic musician. Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, hes fashioned the frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor over the course of three defining albums since 2006. His music is a highly mutable affair, whilst often described as retro-futurist on behalf of the 80s drum machines and synth sounds employed, Johns music is more personal than the nostalgic re-tread implied. Theres a cinematic quality to his songs, with pathos conjured through propelling bass-lines, trailing arpeggios and of course his deeply resonant vocal. Moroder helped map out the territory but Maus is more interested in seeking cadence through his love of Renaissance polyphony and the experimentation behind post punk. Its an amalgamation of musical ideas as radical as its intent. Maus is a man out of time trying to make sense of the inhumanity of our world through his mobilisation of the language of punk rock. His aim is true as he reaches for the seemingly impossible. Its a want to emerge as part of greater multiplicity, to appear, to become, to connect that powers his songs and the man himself. Its now been six years since the widely lauded album We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (2011) appeared like a thunderbolt of maniacal energy and turned everyones heads. Now regarded an experimental pop classic, Pitiless Censors was a huge breakthrough for Maus as a recognised artist and led to a vast reappraisal of his past work. Debut album Songs (2006) and the masterful follow up Love Is Real (2007) sounded better than ever the second time round for this groundswell of new followers. After touring Pitiless Censors around the world and pulling together a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks, Maus then returned to academic pursuits. In 2014, he was awarded a doctorate in Political Philosophy for his dissertation on communication and control. Shortly thereafter, he began building hi
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