Subbacultcha! presents ‘John Maus and underground music’, a lecture by Adam Harper + film: Robocop – MOTTO@WIELS – 02.05.2013 (7.30pm)

Posted in events, Motto @ Wiels, music on March 26th, 2013
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Music theorist and critic Adam Harper is a prominent contributor to The Wire and Dummymag in addition to his very own acclaimed blog Rouge’s Foam. He will settle in WIELS for a lecture about pop vanguardist John Maus, connecting him with some of the key issues in today’s underground pop music while touching on other relevent movements such as hypnagogic pop and vaporwave. In liaison with Maus’s music and the contemporary retro craze, the lecture will be followed by a screening of the cult classic Robocop which is no less than John Maus’s favourite film – so get your cyborg on for a dystopic trip down memory lane.
02.05.2013, 19:30

Free for Subbacultcha! members

‘Heaven is Real’ John Maus and the Truth of Pop by Adam Harper

Posted in art, books, music, writing on August 3rd, 2011
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‘Heaven is Real’ John Maus and the Truth of Pop by Adam Harper

John Maus is one of the most intriguing artists in the millennial wave of lo-fi pop, assembling his unique and intimate language from synth pop, disco, baroque classical and church music. Yet Maus’s work is much more than another exercise in retroist hybridity, and his overtures on truth and love are, upon further listening, no mere ironic posturing. Does Maus have something to teach us about arriving at the truth through personal musical expression, or is he on a doomed Romantic adventure? Has he really discovered Heaven – and can he take us there?

ISBN: 978-0-9569524-0-0
174.5 x 108 mm
64 pp, b&w, perfect bound

Design by Wayne Daly

Published 28 July 2011 by Precinct

D 6€