Jan St. Werner, one half of German avant-garde electronic duo Mouse On Mars, released a new album, Miscontinuum Album, last week. The effort is the third instalment off his Fiepblatter Catalogue Series, and saw St. Werner recruit contributors Dylan Carlson (Earth), Markus Popp (Oval), Kathy Alberici, and Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen).
As the press release explains, Miscontinuum is the fruit of an electronic opera, having also been developed and performed as a radio play, over the period of four years. “The central concept of Miscontinuum explores misconceptions of time and memory, inspired by unique acoustic phenomena derived digital phasing and musical time stretching techniques”.
St. Werner’s first performed Miscontinuum as a part of his Asymmetric Studio series in Munich in June 2013. Lucky Londoners are getting the chance to see a revised version of Miscontinuum this weekend, with performances taking place this Saturday at Cafe Oto and the following day at St Luke’s Church.
Here’s an album medley to whet your appetite.
Miscontinuum Album is out now via Thrill Jockey.