John Maus “and the truth of pop” considered in new, bright pink monograph

Theorist and underground pop singer John Maus is the subject of a nice-looking book.


Words by: Charlie Jones

John Maus – the academic and musician responsible for last month’s superb ‘We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves’ – will be covered in depth by Adam Harper, the chap behind excellent musicology blog Rouge’s Foam. Taken from this blogpost, the short book was described by the publisher Precinct# thusly:

“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 adventurer? Has he really discovered Heaven – and can he take us there?”

It sounds fun!

Cheers for this FACT!

Precinct will release Adam Harper’s Is Heaven Real: John Maus And The Truth of Pop on the 28th July