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Matmos' Drew Daniel Discusses Soft Pink Truth, Metal, and Trump

Drew Daniel: "Trump has weaponized a kind of insincere, smarmy trolling manner. I didn't want music that similarly relied upon that stance. I wanted something that was, in a way, the opposite. Something that felt affirmative and warm."

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Matmos - "The Crying Pill" (Singles Going Steady)

Here we are in 2019, and Matmos is still producing sounds that just don't fit comfortably into any electronic subgenre currently available for classification.

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Matmos: Ultimate Care II

If there is a pair of artists out there who can "play" a washing machine, it's Matmos.

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The Soft Pink Truth: Why Do the Heathen Rage?

Judged by concept alone, Drew Daniel has made one of 2014's most innovative releases.

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The Best Electronic Music of 2013

Above all, 2013 was a year when electronic music's cream of the crop did what they do best and left no one wanting for more.

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Aetheric Vehicle: An Interview with Matmos

After having released an EP of "psychic" music, Matmos are back with even more expansive results on their latest full-length, and talk to PopMatters about sensory deprivation, Buzzcocks covers, and how they managed to make this album despite not really being musicians ...

Matt Spencer
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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for February 2013

February is Grammys time, but instead of rehashing last year’s big hits, check out this month’s new batch of releases.

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The Best Electronic Music of 2012

2012 was another year of innovation and diversity in electronic music, but with the same artist as last year at the top of the heap after all was said and done.

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Matmos: The Ganzfield EP

Electro-weirdos Matmos return with an EP inspired by telepathic experiments.

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Thrill Jockey's 20th Anniversary in Baltimore

The essential Chicago label throws itself a birthday bash in Baltimore, with a little help from Future Islands, Tortoise, Matmos, and others.

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So Percussion: It Is Time

Percussion ensemble keeps counting out time.

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NOW Ensemble - Awake / Chiara String Quartet/Matmos - Jefferson Friedman Quartets

The label New Amsterdam releases two albums from two different chamber music groups on the same day, showing us just how tricky and rewarding the classical subgenre can be.

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Flössin: Serpents EP

It's a bit of a struggle to recognize the genius through all the seemingly random and certainly piercing noise.

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Various Artists: Peace (for mom)

A unique memorial for a mother -- 34 tracks from Stars of the Lid, Jessica Bailiff, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sandro Perri, Antony and the Johnsons, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Fridge, Nudge, Matmos, Ida, Sybarite, and many others.

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Matmos: The West

Recently reissued, The West presents Matmos and friends’ classic of dusty “computer folk”.

David Abravanel
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Matmos: Supreme Balloon

Relentlessly high concept electronic duo relaxes the rules, except for one, and come up with a winning but divided record.

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Matmos: The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of the Beast

To be young, gifted, and gay.

Kevin Jagernauth
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