Matmos

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Matmos is an experimental electronic music duo originally from San Francisco but now residing in Baltimore. M. C. (Martin) Schmidt and Drew Daniel are the core members, but they frequently include other artists on their records and in their performances.
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Matmos - In Lo-Fidelity album art Matmos In Lo-Fidelity Not On Label US 1994 Sell This Version
Matmos - Matmos album art Matmos Matmos (Album) Vague Terrain US 1997 Sell This Version
Matmos - Quasi-Objects album art Matmos Quasi-Objects (Album) Vague Terrain US 1998 Sell This Version
sR 98:1 CD Matmos - RGB [ An Audio Spectrum ] album art Leif Elggren . souRce research . Matmos Leif Elggren . souRce research . Matmos - RGB [ An Audio Spectrum ](CD, Album, Ltd) Source Research sR 98:1 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
Matmos - The West album art Matmos The West (Album) Deluxe (6) US 1999 Sell This Version
Matmos - Full On Night album art Rachel's / Matmos Rachel's / Matmos - Full On Night (Album) Quarterstick Records, Quarterstick Records Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Matmos - A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure album art Matmos A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure (Album) Matador, Matador, Matador UK 2001 Sell This Version
Vague 4 Matmos - Matmos Live album art Matmos with J. Lesser* Matmos with J. Lesser* - Matmos Live(CD) Vague Terrain Vague 4 US 2002 Sell This Version
Matmos - Wide Open Spaces album art People Like Us & Wobbly & Matmos People Like Us & Wobbly & Matmos - Wide Open Spaces (Album) Tigerbeat6 US 2003 Sell This Version
Matmos - The Civil War album art Matmos The Civil War (Album) Matador Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast album art Matmos The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast (Album) Matador Japan 2006 Sell This Version
none Matmos - Work Work Work album art Matmos Work Work Work(CDr, Album, Ltd) Vague Terrain none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Matmos - A Paradise Of Dainty Devices: interludes, micromedia, & sound edits album art Matmos A Paradise Of Dainty Devices: interludes, micromedia, & sound edits(CDr, Album) Vague Terrain none US 2007 Sell This Version
Matmos - Supreme Balloon album art Matmos Supreme Balloon (Album) Matador US 2008 Sell This Version
Matmos - Treasure State album art So Percussion & Matmos So Percussion & Matmos - Treasure State (Album) Cantaloupe Music US 2010 Sell This Version
Matmos - Simultaneous Quodlibet album art Lesser / Matmos / Wobbly Lesser / Matmos / Wobbly - Simultaneous Quodlibet Important Records (2) US 2010 Sell This Version
NWAM030 Matmos - Quartets album art Jefferson Friedman - Chiara String Quartet & Matmos Jefferson Friedman - Chiara String Quartet & Matmos - Quartets(CD, Album) New Amsterdam Records NWAM030 US 2011 Sell This Version
Matmos - The Marriage Of True Minds album art Matmos The Marriage Of True Minds (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2013 Sell This Version
Matmos - Ultimate Care II album art Matmos Ultimate Care II (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2016 Sell This Version
SCUM TAPES 042/043, D003 Matmos - Tatouages Mentholés Et Cartouches D'Aube album art Matmos / Villeneuve / Class of 69 Matmos / Villeneuve / Class of 69 - Tatouages Mentholés Et Cartouches D'Aube(2xCass, Album, Ltd) Scum Yr Earth, Doucement SCUM TAPES 042/043, D003 France 2017 Sell This Version
TST 001 Matmos - On The Radio At Southend-on-Sea album art Matmos On The Radio At Southend-on-Sea(Cass, Ltd) TIMESUCK TST 001 US 2018 Sell This Version
Matmos - Plastic Anniversary album art Matmos Plastic Anniversary (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Matmos - Music For Rolex / The Soldering Social album art Piano Magic / Matmos Piano Magic / Matmos - Music For Rolex / The Soldering Social (Single) Lissy's Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Matmos - Split Series #11 album art Matmos / Motion (2) Matmos / Motion (2) - Split Series #11 FatCat Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Matmos - California Rhinoplasty EP album art Matmos California Rhinoplasty EP (EP) Matador UK 2001 Sell This Version

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beatmakershq

beatmakershq

September 1, 2012
The first time I had heard about Matmos was when my friend brought over one of their records about 8 years ago. It was a record made from the sounds of surgery being performed. Apparently one of the members father is a surgeon.

The drills, tools, and other I don't want to think abouts combined to make one of the coolest albums I had ever heard, and it fit in nicely with all of the other strange sounds and beats me and my friend loved to DJ.

Definitely one of the best electronic acts ever.
evil_twin

evil_twin

November 8, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
Laptoptronica gone art installation; self-obsessiveness cleverly camouflaged as social commentary, draped in a velvet cape of Ironic Chic whether it's intended or not (the 90's can't be unlearned, seemingly) - against all odds, some of it is listenable, but most of it is plain average. So do we need them? Does Björk? Does humour belong in musick? Whatever the answers, a novelty group is a novelty group is a novelty group. Matmos are clever, but contrived. Will be vaguely remembered as one of the many "mainstream fringe" phenomenas that made the supposedly controversial appear decidedly uninvolving.
soma_pimp

soma_pimp

July 12, 2001
edited over 18 years ago
Amazing electronica from San Francisco's wonder duo. The concept itself (an album based around samples of surgical sounds) is pretty great, but the album would be a rewarding listen even if you didn't know about it. Matmos has lately been incorporating live instrumentation into their music (especially in the excellent West e.p.) and continues to do so here. This is intricate, intelligent music that stimulates your mind so much, you might not realize you've gotten off of your futon and started dancing like you're on six hits of ecstacy. However, there is also a beautifully sad song made by playing the bars of a dearly-departed pet rat's cage with a violin bow, among other cage-related sounds. Brilliant, immersive stuff.

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