Mouse on Mars is recognised as one of Germany’s most defining and innovative electronic music projects. Free from schools of thought, genre conventions, or of the music establishment’s constraints, Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma have forged a unique musical language over 20 years, mapping their own idiosyncratic trajectory through a no man’s land between pop, art, club music, and the avant-garde. On the occasion of their 21st birthday, Mouse on Mars celebrate with the lavish two-day 21AGAIN Festival at HAU Hebbel am Ufer from 31 October to 1 November. The festival also highlights the Mouse on the 21AGAIN box set released on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records.
21 AGAIN Collaborations - A digipak double CD + booklet with 21 collaborations with befriended bands and composers, that displays Mouse on Mars' unconventional contexts and their restless curiosity in the infinite possibilities of idiosyncratic sound research.
Peel Sessions - A 12” vinyl album with unreleased material and surprising versions of Mouse on Mars' songs compiled from their 90's John Peel BBC radio sessions.
21 AGAIN Archive - A digipak CD with unreleased gems from the group's DAT archives featuring material that was recorded even before their first album “Vulvaland”.
Paeanumnion - A digipak CD + booklet with orchestral pieces composed by Mouse on Mars - a studio rework of their performances at Cologne Philharmony and Barbican London as well as sessions from their paraverse 4 studios and early demos.
21 AGAIN book - A softcover, +- 80 pages book in a 12" format with texts from Barbican's Chris Sharp, CTM's Jan Rohlf, an extensive interview with the group plus unreleased photos and a diagram by media archivist Siegfried Zielinski.
Poster - A hand drawn poster (60x60cm) by Siriusmo.