5, 2000 Matmos
These guys are making everyone else look lazy.
Our split record with the Rachels Full
On Night is out now on Quarterstick/Touch n Go, and
the newest 12" by Disc (called Transfer, its
our collaboration with Kid 606 and Lesser making 100 locked
grooves of CDs skipping) is out on Deluxe Records. These are
not Matador Records but theyre still pretty good. Our
Summer Vacation: Weve been running around in Europe
having all sorts of misadventures we rented a car in
Paris and toured the Languedoc looking for castles related
to the Cathar heresy and the mystery of Rennes Le Chateau.
Much fun, much duck fat. Then we drove on to Barcelona for
SONAR (too many great shows to mention, but here goes: Stockhausen,
Coil, Etant Donnes, Panasonic/Einheit, Kit Clayton, Hecker,
People Like Us, Phoenecia/Rich Devine, PanAmerican, Herbert,
Mark Almond (!?*!), laptop orchestra). Now we are home, eagerly
anticipating our Fat Cat 12" (split with Motion) and slaving
away on the new album. Oh yes we are. Oh yes. And working
on new mixes for Mu-Ziq, People Like Us and Phoenecia, plus
some sneaky house music that no one needs to know about.
March 12, 1999
Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Matador Europe has licensed
(from Vague Terrain) Quasi-Objects and Self-Titled
by the San Francisco experimental electronic duo Matmos.
What do they sound like? Rhythm that hustles promiscuously
somewhere between 2 Live Crew, Spike Jones and Muslimgauze;
melodies inspired by slot machines and duck calls; basslines
with the low end presence of dub or Miami bass; sharp bursts
of abject noise puncturing the sound field when you least
expect them, and most deserve them. As the title Quasi-Objects
indicates, the group have an ethic of restricting sound sources
to everyday and not-so-everyday objects (balloons, whoopee
cushions, walkie talkies, latex fetish clothing, a banjo,
the human body).... We'll have a full bio, sound clips, and
all that up shortly.