A1. Werbung 2:08
A2. Schonzeit 4:21
A3. Europa 4:00
B1. Der Apfel 5:05
B2. Ambienteklo Der Zukunft 3:40
Mausimental is the band of longtime friends Leonard Siegl, Conrad Neumann and Niklas Maranca – “Schonzeit” the title of their first release. It was formed in a sculptor’s studio and recorded in their own studio St. Gabriel in Halle an der Saale. The tracks were Co-produced, mixed and mastered by longtime Kame House-mainstay Sam Irl in Vienna.
The results are oracular synthpop ballads with electronic sound gimmicks and puzzling, dadaistic lyrics. The melancholic atmosphere of the EP is formed by a dense mesh of modulated synth sequences, which are overlaid by polyphonic vocals. Sometimes in form of detached Sprechgesang in NDW tradition, sometimes sinister and sensual.
Inner monologues draw lines around the contradictions of identities and the fragility of a postmodern constructions of meaning: „Lebst du nicht, dann musst du auch nicht sterben. Du wirst nicht vermisst. Dieses Trauma kannst Du noch vererben, wenn es soweit ist.”
With their debut release “Schonzeit” Mausimental show us the way into an inaccessible future.