John Maus - We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves album FLAC
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves is the third album by American lo-fi musician John Maus, released on June 27, 2011. Its title is derived from French philosopher Alain Badiou's "Fifteen Theses on Contemporary Art". Three singles were issued from the album: "Quantum Leap", "Believer" and "Hey Moon".
But what makes We Must Become his finest full-length yet is how fluidly he communicates it all by foregrounding melody. On "Keep Pushing On", Maus' monastic, cellar-level singing lends the song the feel of a Gregorian chant-led exercise tape. Though the vocals and basslines on arpeggiated fever dream "Quantum Leap" mirror Joy Division's to an almost cartoonish degree, you still get a good sense of Maus' persona in the music. There's a genuine, almost maniacal sense of glee in the way he seems to approach each turn.
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Tracklist. 1. Streetlight Lyrics. Show all albums by John Maus. We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves.
Pitiless Censors is a sparkling album, a lo-fi synth pop masterpiece that manages to give endless aural delights while still being intellectually engaging, and despite having been caught at the center of a whirlpool of current movements, all of which reflect some aspect of Maus’ style, he has only cemented his identity as a singular, unimpeachable figure. his name in the music industry.
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Head For The Country. Disc 2: CD-R Maus Mix is an exclusive Rough Trade bonus and comes in a clear plastic envelope, outside of the album, with no track listing. The majority of the track information is on the disc in CD-TEXT format. 1-4 features and contains a sample from Molly Nilsson's song "Hey Moon!" Original melody for "Cop Killer" inspired by Peter Hajba's composition "Crystal Dragon". Mastered at Southern Studios. 2-2 is from the film "Flight Of The Navigator". 2-8 is a song from the animated TV series "Barbie and the Rockers"
Retrieved July 9, 2017. "John Maus: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves". Mojo (213): 104. August 2011. Screen Memories is the fourth studio album by American musician John Maus, released on October 27, 2017. The album was his first set of newly-recorded music since We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011). Recorded in two years at his Austin, Minnesota home, most of the its subject matter concerns apocalyptic themes inspired by the newsfeed of world events he garnered while making the LP. Some of its song structures and melodies were created with the aid of an artificial neural network.
Pitiless Censors’ Eightiesness hits you in the face. The Eighties’ reputation as the most commercial and one-dimensional decade for pop music is not lost on Maus; this is an album that revels in artificiality. The synths are unabashedly cheesy and pushed up against the listener’s ear to create a deceptively one-dimensional effect. Yet Maus manages to spin this into something oddly human. His baritone voice is as cartoonish as that of Baths’ Will Wiesenfeld but has the same range of emotion
The younger John Maus is really named John Maus, and he sings, or tries to, in a distended baritone that’s reminiscent of Scott Walker’s singing at its least listenable. And maybe reality is just the hallucination of a five-dimensional computerized intelligence! Generous guy that I am, I’ll concede that We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves does, on some level, constitute music.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A3||...And The Rain||2:47|
Songwriter – Molly Nilsson
|A5||Keep Pushing On||3:34|
|B2||Head For The Country||3:17|
|B4||Matter Of Fact||2:17|
|B5||We Can Breakthrough||2:08|
- Mastered By – Harvey Birrell (tracks: A1 to B6)
- Songwriter – John Maus (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B6)
NotesTextured sleeve with printed inner.
A4 features and contains a sample from Molly Nilsson's song "Hey Moon!".
Original melody for B2 inspired by Peter Hajba's composition "Crystal Dragon".
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 28887004917
|UTR049, UTR046||John Maus||We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (CD, Album + CDr, Comp)||Upset! The Rhythm, Upset! The Rhythm||UTR049, UTR046||UK||2011|
|UTR049||John Maus||We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (12", Album, Ltd, Blu)||Upset! The Rhythm||UTR049||UK||2011|
|UTR049||John Maus||We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (CD, Album + CDr)||Upset! The Rhythm||UTR049||UK||2011|
|RBN001CD||John Maus||We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (CD, Album, Dig)||Ribbon Music, Upset! The Rhythm||RBN001CD||Europe||2018|
|RBN001||John Maus||We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (11xFile, WAV, 16-)||Ribbon Music||RBN001||US||2011|