Mouse on Mars - Parastrophics
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Ratings: #164 / 928
User Score
Based on 9 ratings
February 28, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Monkeytown / Label
Electronic / Genres
Your Review



The fact that they are still doing it 18 years after their first album, and still capable of making some of the best music of their career, is inspiring.

Coke Machine Glow

In a graceful return to form, Jan and Andi make it clear that they’re as present as ever, ready to jump into the game like it hasn’t been six years since we last met.

No Ripcord

Parastrophics is their best album since Niun Niggung. The very fact of its being is cause for celebration, as is the continued existence of Mouse On Mars themselves.

Beats Per Minute

Mouse on Mars sound overjoyed to be back, and they continue let their freak flag hang in the wind, deftly balancing the weirdness with a terse sampling of moods and colours.


Parastrophics is never dull, and there are some great moments on here. But occasionally it is a little too restless for its own good. Some of the experiments fizzle out really quickly.


It suffers from the problem that comes from trying to sustain that moment of pure ecstasy: it’s incredibly fun, but after awhile it becomes exhausting.

Track List
  1. the beach stop 
  2. chordblocker, cinnamon toasted 
  3. metrotopy 
  4. wienuss 
  5. they know your name 
  6. syncropticians 
  7. cricket 
  8. imatch 
  9. polaroyced 
  10. gearknot cherry 
  11. bruised to imwimper 
  12. baku hipster 
  13. seaqz

Added on: February 24, 2012