Tromatic Reflexxions by Von Sudenfed

Amazing that this ever happened but now that (presumably) there'll be no more music to come from the Fall then it's well worth revisiting this collaboration between ace ranter Mark E Smith and Mouse on Mars. Full of dancefloor-ready bloops and Smith's free associating lyrics, this is a unique and vital collaboration.   

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Tromatic Reflexxions by Von Sudenfed
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9/10 Mingus 17 May 2007
Von Sudenfed: "Tromatic Reflexxions" (Domino), if you didn't know already is the irrepressible Mark E. Smith and Mouse On Mars. By turns MC, singer, rapper and raconteur over crunching disco beats, industrial style 2-step garage, sub grime, dubstep and all manner of electronic trickery from the ever inventive kraut mice. On first listen it sounds like the marriage nobody could have dreampt up, by turns hypnotically danceable with enough to keep the brain ticking over too.Then hints of more traditional soundng instrumentaion (sampled no doubt?!) come floating in towards the close of the set.Yeah you guessed it, enjoyable to decipher both lyrically, wth Mark E. Smithdropping into German between the infamous Manc drawl, purrs, slurs, yelps & croons, whilst the mice tinker away feverishly at the hardware summoning up the past couple of decades underground dance fads and then some...Strange but true but, Mark E. Smith could easily have the mice as has bonafide new, new band.This is a genuine collaboration, not just his vocals tacked onto Mouse On Mars's beats and pieces. Listening to this had us both laughing and fumbling over MESs' famous wordplay especially his references to Sven Vath on "Flooded" - which we reckon should be the next single- and his croon about the current vogue for singer songwriters on "That Sound Wiped". I reckon this'll keep us all entertained for a while.

10/10 joel damian

mark e and the mouse on mars boyz bust some of the most consistently fantastic music that the fall has ever made.A must-buy for all fall fans past and present.


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