JOHN MAUS lives in his birthplace of Austin, Minnesota. While he was working towards his PhD in Political Science he also composed music that taps into melancholic fantasy and affirms that we are all truly alive. Questing synthesisers, tensely strung bass lines and chasing drum machines provide the perfect backdrop for John’s deeply resonant reverb-drenched vocal. After a spell working alongside Ariel Pink and Gary War in Haunted Graffiti, 2006 saw the release of John’s debut album proper through Upset The Rhythm.

“Like most of what Maus does, it promises to be nothing short of illuminating” – The New Yorker
“An ominous, Carpenters-like slice of cinematic synth pop” – Uncut
“Screen Memories is the point where art ends and genuine mania begins” – Uncut
“A great, electric, gothic symphony” – Loud & Quiet
“Screen Memories is more than a musical curio to be admired” – CRACK
“Striking moments of ethereal bliss” – CRACK
“His best album yet” – Prog Magazine
“A singular voice, in more ways than one” – MOJO
“Gloriously baroque synth-pop” – Q
“Infectiously mordant synthpop mischief” – The Guardian
“John Maus’ keyboard pop has never sounded so relevant.” – Drowned In Sound
 “Screen Memories has got a definitive and timeless sound” – The Line Of Best Fit

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