MOUSE ON THE KEYS is a jazzy instrumental trio from Tokyo, Japan. They consist of former members of Nine Days Wonder (a leading band of the Japanese post-rock scene) - Akira Kawasaki (drum, keyboards) and Atsushi Kiyota (piano, keyboards) - along with Daisuke Niitome (piano, keyboards), who has played drums and composed music for jazz-funk/hiphop bands. The unique sound of the band's drums, two pianos and two keyboards combines the urgent '90s American posthardcore with early/contemporary classical, jazz and various electronic dance music. At their concerts, the band projects a variety of images chosen to match their soundviews of Tokyo, geometric symbols, 3D objects, and abstractions. Being residents of Tokyo, the members of MOUSE ON THE KEYS bring the haunting restlessness of their home city to their live appearances. They will actually transform a venue in Germany or France into a kind of virtual Tokyo.
In 2007, MOUSE ON THE KEYS have released their first EP 'Sezession', followed by their first album 'An Anxious Object' in 2009. As both albums have been available only in Japan and on CD, Denovali Records is happy to release them worldwide and also on vinyl in the near future.