Mouse on Mars
For almost 20 years, Mouse on Mars has been on the leading edge of the electronic underground. The German duo of Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma are boundary-pushing innovators, but they inject their music with a discernable playfulness, rendering even their most frantic, beat-mad compositions broad and accessible. On last year’s Parastrophics—their first album in six years—the pair drew from not only its house and techno heritage but mainstream pop, disco, hip-hop and rock ’n’ roll. Not that you’ll necessarily hear any specific influence in tonight’s set at Neumos. Mouse on Mars is an ingenious, energetic amalgam all its own.