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  Momus Radio
He is repaying his generous hosts by mumbling into a digital camera about cholera and canals, avian bird flu and sinister dwarves in red hooded raincoats.
Momus schlepps around Chinatown and SoHo then meets up with his ex-wife Shazna for a full and frank discussion of why they really split up.
Momus subjects Anne Laplantine to the rigours of his invisible jukebox.55 minute mp3 stereo, 33 MB.
www.imomus.com /momusradio.html   (549 words)

  Momus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hesiod said that Momus was a son of Night (Nyx), in Theogony, 214.
Inspired by the god, Momus was the name of a Mardi Gras society in Galveston, Texas, the Knights of Momus ("KOM"), founded in 1871.
The Knights of Momus was one of three historic krewes (with Comus of 1857 and Proteus of 1882) that withdrew from parading rather than identify their membership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Momus   (527 words)

 Momus (artist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It should be noted that Momus intended "Walter Carlos" as a tribute to the creator of Switched-On Bach; he was, in fact, at the peak of his self-described "analogue baroque" period.
Momus has also been a kind of guest instructor working on sound-art projects with students first at Future University [6] in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan during the early months of 2005, and then again in September at Fabrica [7], the Benetton "research centre" near Venice, Italy.
He is a cousin of musician Justin Currie, the lead singer and songwriter of Del Amitri, although Momus has been critical of his musical output at times.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Momus_(musician)   (786 words)

 Momus interview
Momus is simply one of the greatest lyricists of the past 20 years, with scholarly insight balanced with razor sharp wit.
Momus was kind of enough to let me sit in on dinner with him and ask him a myrid of questions about music, electronica, and legality...
Momus -- The basis was that, she's insulted by the way she's portrayed in the song, which is as a transsexual, but she is a transsexual, but I guess she's not very comfortable with the fact that she's a transsexual.
www.silbermedia.com /qrd/thieves/momus.htm   (2603 words)

 Momus: Ping Pong: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Momus is the epitome of the integration of the absurdities of modern technological society into pop music.
Momus is the perfect rock star for the 21st century.
Momus seems almost fictional, and is sure to quickly gain cult status among the Anglophilic, educated, and fashion sensible.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/m/momus/ping-pong.shtml   (406 words)

 index magazine interview
Momus' stock in trade — an eccentric pop classicism framing lyrics that never pull punches on their very taboo subjects — exists pretty much in a league unto itself.
MOMUS: Kahimi is a case of a Japanese dissident who lives in Paris and never wants to live in Japan again.
MOMUS: Devoto has very much the mind-set of a '70s recording artist, where you have to be on a major label, you have to make big-budget videos, you have to have advertising.
www.indexmagazine.com /interviews/momus.shtml   (2763 words)

 Momus: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Momus [+] was the alias of Nick Currie [+], a Scottish-born singer, songwriter, and provocateur whose music careened from acoustic ballads to electro-pop to acid house and back again.
Undeterred, Momus [+] returned in 1992 with a pair of new records, The Ultraconformist [+] and the ambient-styled Voyager [+], inspired by the work of Yukio Mishima.
Currie and Nessa first met when she was just 14; after her parents learned of the relationship, she was sent back to Bangladesh to enter into an arranged marriage, but escaped to return to London to marry Currie, forcing the couple to go underground for fear that Nessa's family would kidnap her.
www.music.com /person/momus/1   (487 words)

 HeadLight Journal Interview with MOMUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Momus >> Well anybody can write history, but then it's a struggle with interpretation and legitimate information and what is going to be decided as the history of your nation.
Momus >> The other thing I was trying to do was the Chinese Whispers type project, trying to reproduce the oral tradition of culture in the gallery so I could expose people to these songs through FLASH media on the computer.
Momus >> They sent me descriptions: a thousand words in E-mail, photographs, and their Web-sites if they had one, and I would just pick the most interesting things they told me. I didn't really care if they were true or not, that wasn't important.
www.headlightjournal.com /interviews/momus-interview/mi.html   (1884 words)

 MetroActive Music | Momus
Ever a role-player, Momus appreciates the paradoxes as much as the challenges: "With Kahimi, there are so many contrasts: I get to be Eastern although I'm Western, I get to be female although I'm male, I get to be tiny and cute although I'm gangly and not so cute.
Momus from even mentioning it, probably aware of his penchant for attention.
Momus is undeniably a great songwriter working within the pop idiom.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sfmetro/11.22.99/momus-9945.html   (1015 words)

 Splendid E-zine reviews: Momus
Momus couldn't have evolved in the U.S., a country in which oral sex is less a topic of casual conversation than a means to topple an entire government.
When he's not addressing the shortcomings of others in his mild yet merciless manner, Momus is a master of lyrical self-emasculation -- he's perhaps the only male artist in the last forty years willing to own up about his own sexual inadequacies and occasional failure to, erm, rise to the occasion.
While that may not be part of your definition of entertainment, believe me when I tell you that it's part and parcel of the innate honesty that makes any communication by Momus a buffet for the higher senses.
www.splendidezine.com /reviews/nov-30-98/momus.html   (306 words)

 MOMUS (Live) Review by Todd E. Jones
Momus played his Korg organ on the left while the elegant and gorgeous Kahimi Karie, whose on the label called Minty Fresh, sat on a stool in the middle.
Momus said, "They're practical people, the Japanese." The highlight of the show was the song they did together called "I Am A Kitten" which is from Momus' "20 Vodka Jellies" and from a Kahimi Karie album too.
Momus started his own part of the show with "The Hotel Marque De Sade" off of the very old EP titled "The Beast With Three Backs" and the compilation called "Monsters Of Love".
www.geocities.com /sscwon/momusliv.html   (1729 words)

 Future of Music Coalition
Momus (insound) AKA Nick Currie is a songwriter and (in his own words) "a satirist, a provocateur, sexually unpredictable, a bit of a tease, and rather rapacious in his imagination." He's also an experienced veteran of the indie music scene.
You are one of the few independent artists I can think of that makes a significant portion of their income through publishing royalties by writing songs for other artists, and yet you remain supportive of advances in digital download technology that are purportedly threatening those traditional publishing revenue streams.
Artists should not sign contracts like this but it's becoming standard legislation in these contracts which means, if you want to sign a larger deal and you do not have the power of a bidding war or precedent as a economically powerful artist you won't be able to remove this from your contract.
www.futureofmusic.org /articles/momus.cfm   (4478 words)

 SFBG Music: February 18, 1998: Momus moment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
That's what I was trying to create with the Momus mask, a kind of dandy or satirist who could poke fun at the culture that had poked fun at him.
The sole time Momus graced the pages of the British tabloids, it wasn't for being a pop star -- it was for wedding Shazna Nessa, the 16-year-old daughter of a wealthy Bangladeshi restaurateur, whose family had already arranged a marriage for her.
Momus financed his wife's airfare from Bangladesh and their first apartment in Montmartre by selling their story to the Daily Record.
www.sfbg.com /Music/32/20/momus.html   (1920 words)

 SF GATE INTERVIEW / The Cutting Remarks And Handheld Love Songs Of Momus
Momus' bizarre cast of characters seems less than startling after a talk with the ultra-articulate and chatty songwriter, who gets wound up and teeters off merrily at high speed on all sorts of amusing, intelligent tangents.
The legal challenges continued for Momus when he was slapped with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by Switched on Bach's Wendy Carlos for a song about her life and sex change on 1998's The Little Red Songbook.
"[The god Momus] said Aphrodite made too much noise with her feet when she walked, although her body was OK, or Prometheus should have made a bull with horns on his shoulders, which were stronger than his head," Momus offered of his namesake.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2001/11/09/mmomuss.DTL&type=printable   (1518 words)

 VH1.com : Momus : Best Of '99: For $1,000, Momus Will Write A Song About You
Momus' U.S. record label, Le Grand Magistery, is facing massive legal bills because of a lawsuit regarding the content of one song on Momus' latest album, The Little Red Songbook (1998), according to Momus and Matthew Jacobson, owner of the Bloomfield Hills, Mich., label.
Momus said the idea is to evoke the Renaissance era of patronage, when suitors commissioned artists to paint their portraits.
Momus, who took his performing name from the Greek god of criticism and mockery, said he'll compose the songs in the same style he used on The Little Red Songbook, which he calls "analog baroque" (that's also the name of Momus' own London-based label).
www.vh1.com /artists/news/510632/01061999/momus.jhtml   (832 words)

 Momus: Otto Spooky - PopMatters Music Review
Momus (aka Nick Currie) has most of the qualities I look for in an innovative artist: he's possessed of an adventurous spirit, he's brainy, he's literary, he's musically and lyrically unabashed (to put it mildly), and he's a musical genius.
Momus is both a romantic and something of a formalist, and you can hear these sides of him warring, or at least performing a savage tango, throughout this record.
Momus, who named himself after the Greek god of ridicule and blame, revels in expositions of absurdities, hypocrisies, and ironies.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/momus-ottospooky.shtml   (769 words)

 Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Momus December 2001
So while Momus' newest release, Folktronic (Le Grande Magistery), comes as a surprise to many familiar with Momus' recording past, it really shouldn't--the real surprise would be if he released two albums in a row that sounded more than passingly similar.
The songs from the exhibit can actually be heard as MP2 files on the Momus Web site, and were officially released as a mini-CD in Japan with the Folktronic CD.
Momus: Well, the grass is always greener on the other side.
www.cosmik.com /aa-december01/momus.html   (1447 words)

 Momus: Folktronic: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Though technology has certainly allowed musicians to expand their sonic palettes, it seems many are eager to turn on it in varying capacities, ranging from the all-out attack of shitty industrial music to more subtle protests, such as the insistence on using crusty old recording equipment.
Momus' cheesy instrumentation somehow compliments the music perfectly, and the result is just the kind of clever enhanced-folk Momus was aiming for.
This is Momus being Momus; he still sounds like Donovan, and he's still as quirky, arrogant, and witty as ever.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/m/momus/folktronic.shtml   (671 words)

 VH1.com : Momus : Momus Pays Back His Patrons With Stars Forever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Momus' subjects in this patronage exercise provided the songwriter with a 100-word description and maintained the right to approve their song, according to the artist, who took his stage name from the Greek god of criticism and mockery.
Momus works with several musical forms on Stars Forever — folk, electronica, 1980s synth-rock and a concoction he calls "analog baroque." Momus introduced that concept, in which synthesizers drive songs that mirror the short, melodically complex German lieder of the 1800s, on The Little Red Songbook (1998).
Momus places layers of synthesizers on "Minty Fresh," a song paid for by the Chicago independent label of the same name that has put out albums by the pop-rock group Veruca Salt and Japanese pop singer (and Momus collaborator) Kahimi Karie.
www.vh1.com /artists/news/517182/09031999/momus.jhtml   (927 words)

 CD Reviews - Discover New Music (Album Reviews, Interviews, Music News & More)
Through his lyrics and inimitable music, Momus (the imaginary alter-ego of the very real Scot named Nick Currie) utilizes marvelous and captivating words, images, styles, and themes to introduce an exciting world to his listeners.
Momus has evolved into an intellectual musician who consistently keeps listeners’ minds active with his astute perversions, unfamiliar references, and bizarre themes.
Momus is one of the few musicians who have continued to evolve over time.
www.cdreviews.com /index.php?option=content&task=view&id=480&Itemid=27   (1310 words)

 PIXELSURGEON | Interviews | Music | Momus
Momus (in reality, a Scot called Nick Currie) is truly one of the most eclectic and unique artists in the world.
His album Hippopotamomus not only received a 0 out of 10 from the NME but the song Michelin Man had to be removed from the album because of a lawsuit.
But at long last, the Creation LPs are being re-released and Momus is also releasing a double CD compilation called Forbidden Software Timemachine, a superb collection of Creation tracks from the 80’s and 90’s.
www.pixelsurgeon.com /interviews/interview.php?id=52   (2808 words)

 Momus, judges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Then again, if Momus doesn't know what a Magic 8-Ball is, it apparently passed the Turing Test for him.
momus, you mention the most predictable references and make the most obvious comparisons.
Momus, please analyse the exchange between Nate and Trife on this thread.
ilx.wh3rd.net /thread.php?msgid=3875993   (5294 words)

 PIXELSURGEON | Reviews | Music | Momus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Momus, a Scot by the name of Nick Currie, has been one of Europe’s most creative, bizarre, and literate artists in the last two decades.
Momus is a magnificent storyteller and “Bishonen” (from “Tender Pervert”) is a perfect example.
Occasionally, he goes over the listener’s head, sometimes he digs too deep into the dark side of the psyche, but he’s always a creative and entertaining artist with themes ranging from unrequited love, lying about homosexuality, loving the insane, masturbating animals, getting turned on because your lover is literate, and murder.
www.pixelsurgeon.com /reviews/review.php?id=302   (1545 words)

 Momus - Oskar Tennis Champion - Stylus Magazine
It’s impossible to hear what Talaga did to Momus’ tracks without hearing the original songs (which Momus promises to post on his website in MP3 format at some point), so in the meantime what’s left is just the same kind of pun-laden, well-structured pop that’s Momus’ stock-in-trade.
Momus is up to his usual clever antics throughout the album, keeping things pretty light even when he’s at his most caustic and bitter.
The e-mail correspondence between Momus and Talaga, posted on Momus’ website in his typical open style, reflects an almost childlike joy in the kaleidoscopic array of sounds that the two men bring to this recording, a joy that leaks through into the majority of these songs.
www.stylusmagazine.com /review.php?ID=691   (751 words)

 Amazon.com: Ping Pong: Music: Momus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Momus (Nick Currie) is one of the most interesting people in music today.
Momus is an artist worth coming back to over and over, if only to see what's changed.
Momus should continue only to make music for others (like Kahimi Karie, his songs "Good morning world" and "lolita pop dollhouse" are far better than the junk on this CD)...
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000006DBO?v=glance   (1613 words)

 Momus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The singer and songwriter Momus thrives on masks, not the least of which is "Momus" itself.
"I've got quite a clearly defined idea in my head of what the brand image of Momus is. Momus is a storyteller and a satirist, and a provocateur, and a bit of a tease, and sexually unpredictable, and rather rapacious in his imagination.
A conversation with Momus, or a song by him, seems to touch on all of culture at once.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/music/98/02/26/MOMUS.html   (635 words)

 MTV.com - Momus
Momus was the alias of Nick Currie, a Scottish-born singer, songwriter, and provocateur whose music careened from acoustic ballads to electro-pop to acid house and back again.
Undeterred, Momus returned in 1992 with a pair of new records, The Ultraconformist and the ambient-styled Voyager, inspired by the work of Yukio Mishima.
Slender Sherbet, a collection of re-recordings of material from the Tender Pervert era, followed later in the year as Momus suddenly found success in Japan writing and producing for the Lolita-pop songstress Kahimi Karie, with whom he notched a string of five consecutive Top Five hits.
www.mtv.com /bands/az/momus/bio.jhtml   (389 words)

 Momus Momus Momus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Just so you know, Momus, I think you're definitely one of the most interesting people on ILX and I really appreciate your contributions.
As many of us at the FAP said, there's quite a lot of love for Momus around, and I'll happily stand by the fact that in person you couldn't ask for a better person to have a meal and a chat with about many different things.
I think all copies are gone, though -- Momus was literally selling the last ones at the free LA show in fall 2001.
ilx.wh3rd.net /thread.php?msgid=3660178   (8448 words)

 Click opera - John Peel died yesterday
And although he loved sex, he didn't like it in the records he played -- the one and only time he played a Momus record ('Hotel Marquis de Sade') he apologised (only half in jest) for the appearance of breasts in the lyric.
I think the overtly sexual nature of Momus is as you described, a factor in your lack of airplay.
Momus can be shocking and I have to admit that I too have been troubled by the content of some of the songs.
imomus.livejournal.com /57688.html   (2943 words)

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