Ad­den­dum 7/10

UNCUT - - New Albums - JIM WIRTH

Bonus wild ram­blings from the selfie-age An­drew WK

“Sex sex sex sex” chants John Maus on angst-rid­den oldie “1987”, but what­ever forces drive the Min­nesotan would seem to stem from way above the waist. The swollen ap­pendix to 2017’s Screen Mem­o­ries, out­takes se­lec­tion Ad­den­dum was a bonus LP in the re­cent vinyl-only an­thol­ogy of Maus’s per­verse techno-goth out­put, but its apoc­a­lyp­tic in­stru­men­tals and moody close-ups have been right­fully deemed strong enough to walk alone on CD. The fu­ri­ous “Outer Space”, the fren­zied “Run­ning Man” and the glow­er­ing “Episode” are grand ex­am­ples of the 38-year-old’s mix of Scott Walker high pre­ten­sion and Doc­tor Who lowtech. Si­mul­ta­ne­ously stupid and very smart.

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