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ARTIST
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Mechanical Eye
FORMAT
CD

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QS 157CD QS 157CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/11/2005

Düsseldorf transplant via New York, this is TG Mauss' (Torsten Mauss) first solo record. Having previously recorded as one half of the synth-pop electro duo Tonetraeger together with Volker Bertelmann (Music A.M., Hauschka), Mauss has crafted his intimately-structured new release from retroactive memories of a dream-filled childhood. A soft wind, a warming breeze, each track on Mechanical Eye is a calm and thoughtful journey through minimal electronics, and soft, purring vocals. Each song is a brief story: in every departing wave a sound, a tone, in every white horse a voice, the glint of a guitar. What is created on Mechanical Eye is a fragile and delicate jewel and perhaps, ultimately, really treasure at the bottom of the ocean. Generous with shimmering samples, and with broad, catchy old-fashioned indiepop, it scarcely matters what you'd call it or what category you'd place it in, and these days that's more important than anything. Mauss is a pseudo-Vincent Gallo changing all the certainties that we no longer need into an idea to warm our world.