Momus

Momus

Nick Currie (born February 11, 1960 in Paisley, Scotland), more popularly known under the artist name Momus (after the Greek god of mockery), is a songwriter, blogger and former journalist for Wired. Most of his songs are self-referential or postmodern.

For more than twenty years he has been releasing, to only marginal commercial and critical success, playful and transgressive albums on labels in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan. In his lyrics and his other writing he makes seemingly random use of decontextualized pieces of continental (mostly French) philosophy, and has built up a personal world he says is “dominated by values like diversity, orientalism, and a respect for otherness.” He is also known in certain circles outside the U.S. as a producer. He is fascinated by identity, Japan, the avant-garde, time travel and sex. Live Momus shows are rare but when he does perform he often sings the crowd favourite ‘maf’ from the Stars Forever LP.

He wears a patch over his right eye because he lost the use of it after contracting acanthamoeba keratitis from a contact lens case washed with Greek tap water.

Currently resides in Osaka.

Title Album Genre Tools
A Complete History of Sexual Jealousy Slender Sherbet Alternative, Pop, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Momus
Genres:
Alternative, Pop, and Rock
Instruments:
Electronic, Guitar, and Synth
Keywords:
Dark, Dramatic, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, New Wave, and Pop Rock
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Slender Sherbet, #1
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
40845
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Summer Holiday 1999 Voyager Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Momus
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Bells, Drums, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, Strings, and Synth
Keywords:
Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak, In Love, and Road Trip
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
BPM:
97
CD/Track #:
Voyager
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
90049
Main Mix 3:18 160k MP3
The Charm Of Innocence Tender Pervert Alternative, Folk, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Momus
Genres:
Alternative, Folk, and Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, Synth, and Xylophone
Keywords:
Dramatic, Moody, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
73
CD/Track #:
Tender Pervert
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
90051
Main Mix 6:36 160k MP3
How Do You Find My Sister? Don't Stop The Night Alternative, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Momus
Genres:
Alternative and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, Keyboard, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Driving, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
88
CD/Track #:
Don't Stop The Night
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
90048
Main Mix 5:15 160k MP3
Take Me Back