Thursday, September 28, 2017

John Maus

John Maus's '80s synthwave revivalism and "post-utopian romanticism" is the subject of this interesting podcast. Posting the roughly 30 minute episode below, followed by two very good interviews with Maus, followed by a few of my favorite Maus tracks.

For those who don't know, Maus holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, a fact which has come to bear not only upon his music making but upon the title of his most recent album, "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves" - a phrase taken from contemporary French philosopher Alain Badiou.