TG Mauss is one alias of Torsten Mauss, one half of the duo Tonetraeger. He unpretentiously calls himself a music layman, unafraid of the term pop. Yet, having savoured both the periods of classical electronic music and the forms of popular music from the 1980s onwards up to the age of electronica, TG Mauss' tracks open up sensitive spaces that redevelop parts of the musical landscape as it forms in our still-young century. So much for the learned architect.
TG Mauss himself, though, would rather speak of his
natural disposition to resist following trends too fast. He would explain
his search for the uncompromisingly authentic, and claim that he makes music
only to entertain his own romantic side: "Pop goes the world!"
However, what he does do is sketch the emotionality of the moment —
of this particular moment. And accordingly, TG Mauss follows a first-take
approach: bass & acoustic guitars, synths and electronics plus fragile
lyrics — all recorded directly as the ideas come along.
TG Mauss homepage
Listen to TG Mauss
(Album) Mechanical Eye [CD: Quatermass, 2005]
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