1 Song, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

No strangers to unusual sound sources, Matmos narrow their focus on Ultimate Care II: Every sound comes from the duo's washing machine. Mimicking a single wash cycle, the 38-minute album begins with a spin of the dial and the sound of running water before zigzagging through polyrhythmic techno, rumbling musique concrète, and bursts of what sounds like free improv. Utilizing every method imaginable—from drumming their hands on the lid to inviting Dan Deacon to blast MIDI data at the unit—they wring a wealth of sounds out of their humble machine.

EDITORS’ NOTES

No strangers to unusual sound sources, Matmos narrow their focus on Ultimate Care II: Every sound comes from the duo's washing machine. Mimicking a single wash cycle, the 38-minute album begins with a spin of the dial and the sound of running water before zigzagging through polyrhythmic techno, rumbling musique concrète, and bursts of what sounds like free improv. Utilizing every method imaginable—from drumming their hands on the lid to inviting Dan Deacon to blast MIDI data at the unit—they wring a wealth of sounds out of their humble machine.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

TheCurlylockes ,

Fantastic record

This is hands down one of the best examples of electro-acoustic music that it appealing without sacrificing any of the artistic merit. So gewd

Cocteau twins fan ,

Best thing they have put out in years.

I have known about these guys since they worked with bjork in the late 90's through the mid 2000's. Much of the experimental sounds from Vespertine are present in their work. This is easily the best thing they have done this decade and probably the most unique thing they have ever done conceptually. Give this thing a listen!

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