Mobius Ouroboros
Mobius Ouroboros
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Members Nima Jones (lead & backing vox, moog, rhodes piano, theremin, programming); Lee Jones (lead & backing vox, electric violin, synthesizer, programming)
Founded November 14, 2006
Current Location New York City, NY, USA
Genre ElectroSynthPop with New Wave, Bossa Nova, 1960s Kitsch, Go-Go, and Indie Rock undertones
Influences Adam & The Ants; Add 'N' to (X); Air; Astrud & João Gilberto; Beck; Bentley Rhythm Ace; Cornelius; Daft Punk; Depeche Mode; Duran Duran; Enya; Fantastic Plastic Machine; Gnarls Barkley; Gorillaz; Information Society; Laurie Anderson; The Monkees; Pizzicato Five; Pop Will Eat Itself; Portishead; Project Jenny, Project Jan; Radiohead; Raymond Scott; Serge Gainsbourg; Sterolab; Stereo Total; The Sugarcubes; Talking Heads; They Might Be Giants… countless others
First Appearance

Mobius Ouroboros went on hiatus when Nima ran off to Philadelphia to open another branch of The Secret Lair. Although Lee still plays his oh-so-avant-garde electric violin…

Overview

Members

Nima Jones: lead & backing vox, Moog, Rhodes piano, theremin, programming
Lee Jones: lead & backing vox, electric violin, synthesizer, programming

Timeline

  • November 14, 2006: Mobius Ouroboros is formed.

Trivia

  • Moog is pronounced with a long 'o' sound, as in the word 'vogue'.
  • Robert Moog attended the Bronx High School of Science, earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Queens College, another in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in engineering physics from Cornell University.
  • Harold Rhodes served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. It was then that he created the pre-cursor to the Rhodes piano.
  • Contrary to popular belief, it is a Tannerin — not a theremin — that is being played on The Beach Boys classic "Good Vibrations". It's likely that a lot of the confusion stems from the Tannerin also being called electro-theremin.
  • Despite all his high-brow learning and sense of intellectual superiority, Lee has a knack for mispelling Ouroboros. This deeply amuses Nima.
  • Daft Punk sampled Edwin Birdsong's "Cola Bottle Baby" in their song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". As awesome as "HBFS" is, Kanye West is still utterly lame for sampling1 it and not "CBB".

Influences

The videos below may not necessarily be favorite songs done by the artists listed. They should, however, give a listener a good idea as to what helps inspire Mobius Ouroboros.

Adam & The Ants

Add 'N' to (X)2

Air

Astrud & João Gilberto and Stan Getz

Beck

Bentley Rhythm Ace

Cornelius

Daft Punk

Depeche Mode3

Duran Duran

Enya

Fantastic Plastic Machine

Gnarls Barkley4

Gorillaz

Information Society

Laurie Anderson

The Monkees

Pizzicato Five

Pop Will Eat Itself5

Portishead

Project Jenny, Project Jan6

Radiohead

Raymond Scott7

Serge Gainsbourg

Sterolab

Stereo Total8

The Sugarcubes

Talking Heads9

They Might Be Giants10

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