John Maus is the keyboardist in Panda Bear, and seemingly a fairly tortured individual.
Last year he released an album called Songs which Vice magazine described thusly:
‘Apparently Maus spent five years working on this album, which is a shame because, frankly, it’s awful.’
I haven’t heard any of the songs from that album but I have heard a new track, Do your Best, which is beautiful.
It’s dark, and obviously inspired by early 80s synth like Giorgio Moroder, Flock of Seagulls, and Blue Nile, and it’s just lovely.