Posts Tagged: Matmos

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

A Closer Listen’s Best Experimental Albums of the Decade

“Let’s try an experiment, and see if it works!”  By all indications, the experiments of the ten artists on our decade chart were successful.  They tried new things, and found their efforts rewarded.  While we laud the efforts of all

A Closer Listen’s Best Experimental Albums of the Decade

“Let’s try an experiment, and see if it works!”  By all indications, the experiments of the ten artists on our decade chart were successful.  They tried new things, and found their efforts rewarded.  While we laud the efforts of all

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Experimental

From locked grooves to dueling drummers; from abstract voices to plastic instruments; from stories of slavery to modern African drones, the Experimental category represents creativity at its best.  These artists follow their own paths, abandoning the marked roads, more interested

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Experimental

From locked grooves to dueling drummers; from abstract voices to plastic instruments; from stories of slavery to modern African drones, the Experimental category represents creativity at its best.  These artists follow their own paths, abandoning the marked roads, more interested

Matmos ~ Plastic Anniversary

We’ve always known that Matmos could be fun, but we never knew how funny they could be ~ until we watched the video, “How To Turn Your Plastic Into Audio Gold.” The couple is entertaining enough to host their own TV show.  They’ve been

Matmos ~ Plastic Anniversary

We’ve always known that Matmos could be fun, but we never knew how funny they could be ~ until we watched the video, “How To Turn Your Plastic Into Audio Gold.” The couple is entertaining enough to host their own TV show.  They’ve been

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

Matmos ~ Ultimate Care II

I’m doing laundry while listening to Matmos‘ latest album.  Why is this significant?  Because Ultimate Care II is comprised purely of sounds taken from a Whirlpool Washing Machine.  Upstairs and downstairs, my house is rocking, providing a multi-dimensional experience. Most people have noticed

Matmos ~ Ultimate Care II

I’m doing laundry while listening to Matmos‘ latest album.  Why is this significant?  Because Ultimate Care II is comprised purely of sounds taken from a Whirlpool Washing Machine.  Upstairs and downstairs, my house is rocking, providing a multi-dimensional experience. Most people have noticed