Ben Butler & Mouse Pad is Joe Gay vs You/Germlin’s new project. Anyone exposed to the furious shake & pop of pixelated DIY dance fury from either act should expect excellence.
[audio:Ben Butler And Mouse Pad – ok, folja mig.mp3] Joe Howe aka. Ben Butler & Mousepad (DJ) has confirmed his participation in SCOTTRONICS. Joe will kick off the after-party on the Badeschiff’s outdoor beach with an electric DJ set!
Excellence as in a cloud of pink TV static spreading over psychedelic gradient skies outside the window of your commuter train, analogical lighting bolts blasting in a rainbow coloured Sabbath which burns into the circuitry of your brain like the soundtrack of an old coin-op beat-em-up designed by a crazed cabal of progressive wizards and bearded Sci-Fi savants.
Ben Butler & Mousepad / Other Islands | Animation: Chris Pell
Yep, that kind of excellence, like Golden Axe’s red dragons invading the hallucinatory dreamscapes of a Philip K. Dick pulp which was never published because it was too weird, and too close to the bone.
[audio:Ben Butler and Mouse Pad – Formed 4 fantasy.mp3]
There is, in Ben Butler’s music, a bristling and expansive melodic madness inherited from the baroque experiments of 1970s studio megalomaniacs such as Vangelis, Alan Parsons, Triumvirat or even ELO, devoured, digested, sent back in time and thrown up over some bizarrely funky rhythmic backdrops that one would perhaps define as nerdxploitation, hadn’t this term been spiritually trademarked by the evil ghouls of the MTV.