Matmos

Visiting Artists


Matmos

2011

Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel. Marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly unusual sound sources: amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, water hitting copper plates, liposuction surgery, contact microphones on human hair, the sound of a frozen stream thawing in the sun, a five gallon bucket of oatmeal, etc. These raw materials are manipulated into surprisingly accessible forms, and often supplemented by traditional musical instruments played by the group’s large circle of friends and collaborators.