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genius john maus breaks new ground with 'we must become the pitiless censors of ourselves.' the shirt pulling and air punching of his impassioned live performance is finally captured in all its frenzied appeal alongside a tender inner space. after stretching muscles with opener 'streetlight', arpeggiators bubble up to new levels with 'quantum leap,' a song full of dead zones, glancing slaps and oscillating solos. 'heart to heart, mind to mind, we are the ones who seem to travel through time,' intones maus resolutely through the mist. john's lyrics are as likely to touch upon themes of cronenberg gore just as much as the musings of jacques rancire. it's this no-brow approach that makes things interesting, casting maus as a savant and allowing his music to startle us in ways whereby we open up to the unimaginable. in other parts of the record 'we can break through' presents maus in all his electronic hypnotic tendencies while 'believer' is simply one of the greatest drive-time songs never to be played on radio 1.
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