Breakfast with Mouse on Mars
Finally their reputation is getting them somewhere. Since the release of the third record 'Autoditacker' the studiowizards from Cologne seem to be noticed by more and more people. Also by the people organising the filmfestival Rotterdam.
So they played in the main hall of the Rotterdam Schouwburg to a crowd made up of film-fans, music-lovers and the hip and beautiful people such as many people in fashion. Before they played it looked like they would do a toned down set compared to their normal live performance, without the drummer and without using guitar and bassguitar, only the electronic equipment. But when they played it was completely the opposite of toned down, this was Mouse On Mars in great shape doing a set of very danceable reworkings of many of the tracks on the last record.
At the beginning people just looked at the band and the graphics made by visual artist Rosa Barba (who is also the girlfriend of Jan Werner, one of the mice), but by the end of their two hour set everyone was dancing to their future funk and reinterpretation of what drum'n'bass should sound like. After the show Paul and Joep agree to meet them the next day at breakfast to talk about the show and whatever their plans are for the coming year.
Andy: It was wonderful, but very loud didn't you think? The girl that deejayed after our set said it was too loud. Too loud for Rotterdam. How can anything be too loud for Rotterdam, they invented gabber over here didn't they? Even at eleven o'clock in the morning Andy Toma is as happy and bouncing with energy. He really enjoyed the show.
Andy: It was the same show we did when we were over in Japan. It was so wonderful over there, they really love us. Inbetween songs the Japanese do not applaud, they are just quiet and hope you play more. Mouse on Mars has just come back from a really extensive tour promoting Autoditacker, they played around Europe, The United States
Andy: This show was just a one-off, because Rotterdam is so close to where we live (Cologne) and we liked the idea of playing the filmfestival. While we're talking Jan has joined us. He tells us what they have been up to lately.
Jan: Nothing much. Seperately we have worked with a few friends, recording music. Done some things for television. We have been taking some time off of Mouse on Mars.
Andy: We're planning to record again in may, june. Instead of staying in our studio in Cologne we want to go to Italy.
Jan: We need a change of scenery as inspiration. My girlfriend knows a lot of thing over their, so we're going to have a good time. Go to Rome, see the sites, eat a lot, go swimming, and oh yeah I almost forgot, record ofcourse. Paul poses the idea of doing a fashion shoot of Mouse on Mars for Project A. Jan en Andy both answer: Yeah great. We'd like that. We never get the opportunity to do those kind of things image wise. So for now we leave the mice to their breakfast and maybe in a month or three of four, you'll see them again, somewhere on this website, sporting the latest fashion. You ain't seen nothing yet.