Dan Martin - sampler, laptop, electronics
Milwaukee's own Doormouse has been rearranging the standard protocol for electronic
music for a relatively short time, but has left an incredibly large impression on a
field oversaturated with run-of-the-mill artists and vinyl. Rather than finding a
suitable niche that has already been established, Doormouse and his closely-knit crew
of troublemakers follow their own unique visions towards complete audible licentiousness.
Founding Addict Records, Doormouse created an outlet for some of the most grating and
precise electronic records to be released in recent years, from the likes of himself,
Stuntrock, Abelcain, Venetian Snares, et al.
The Doormouse sound is difficult to pinpoint, as most tracks vary in sounds, yet flow
smoothly and all possess the distinct Doormouse touch. While there are plenty of harsh
scrapings of breaks and rolls to be found within Doormouse's work, the true beauty and
distinction lies in the sounds and washes of noise that create the mood. Any good story
has a great setting, and each of Doormouse's tales of cynical despair, tragedy and
biting sarcasm are overflowing with peculiar twitches, perfect samples and delirious
chatter. Any single Doormouse track contains more emotion (for better or worse) than
most electronic artists can create in an entire album. It's incredible.
Doormouse's talent has not gone unnoticed, as Planet Mu, a staple of the flourishing
electronic music scene has released one of Doormouse's finest recordings, the "Broken"
album. While not carefully crafting such amazing material in the comfort of his home,
Doormouse takes things above the rim by DJing, usually to audiences of dropped-jaws and
wild smirks. Doormouse is a unique and enigmatic entity indeed, a brooding force that
cannot be fully understood, as there is surely much more going on than listeners can
completely wrap their heads around.