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The Marriage of True Minds

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#29 Album of 2013 - The Quietus
#48 Album of the Year - John Mulvey (Uncut)
#30 Album of the Year - Stereophile Magazine

Expanding upon the ambitious premise of their recently released The Ganzfeld EP, Baltimore-based electronic duo Matmos (Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt) are now releasing their first new full-length album in five years : The Marriage of True Minds.

Matmos are known for making toe-tapping rhythmic pop out of odd and unusual sound sources. They have always worn genre loosely, but it is safe to say that this is the first electronic album to start with tap dancing and end with doom metal. Comprising stomping techno, eerie synth jams, musique concrete, Latin rhythms, and Ethiopian music, at once at home in the academy, the art gallery, the nightclub and the noise warehouse, the dizzyingly diverse assemblage which is The Marriage of True Minds is driven by a tightly unified conceptual agenda: telepathy.

For the past four years the band have been conducting parapsychological experiments based upon the classic Ganzfeld ( total field ) experiment, but with a twist: instead of sending and receiving simple graphic patterns, test subjects were put into a state of sensory deprivation by covering their eyes and listening to white noise on headphones, and then Matmos member Drew Daniel attempted to transmit the concept of the new Matmos record directly into their minds. The resulting transcripts of the videotaped psychic experiments became poetic and conceptual scores used by Matmos to generate the nine songs on this album.

On The Marriage of True Minds, guest musicians including Dan Deacon, Dominique Leone, DJ Dog Dick, Leslie Weiner and Holger Hiller (Palais Schaumberg), Jason Willett (Half Japanese), Angel Deradoorian, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak) and more, all go under the digital editing knife as they are chopped into tight, surprisingly listenable songs which for the first time in Matmos work- prominently feature vocalists and voices. The album features an array of sonic tactics, and a broad swathe of musical styles, but this diversity is joined together with a common purpose: the translation of this archive of psychic experiments into a delirious hybrid of conceptual noise and electronic pop.

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It creates a sense of uneasy peace unique to Daniel and Schmidt, where even their most equable material might lead you down a blind, unsettling alley at any second. --Pitchfork

Wrapping up all of their disparate interests into sprawling, but pleasure-filled, art pop. --Spin

Telepathic roots bloom the strangest fruits and Matmos latest yield even for a duo well versed in the amplified neural activity of crayfish and samples of cosmetic surgical procedure ranks right up there with their most oddball of audio stunts. --Bbc

Wrapping up all of their disparate interests into sprawling, but pleasure-filled, art pop. --Spin

Telepathic roots bloom the strangest fruits and Matmos latest yield even for a duo well versed in the amplified neural activity of crayfish and samples of cosmetic surgical procedure ranks right up there with their most oddball of audio stunts. --Bbc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 19, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • ASIN: B00A8SPF40
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Celebrate! I was very pleased to find out that Matmos had signed to Thrill Jockey. Marriage of True Minds builds on their excellent repertoire of conceptual art. This album features some of my favorite musicians as guests, including Keith Fullerton Whitman, Ed Schrader, & Dan Deacon. THE C-side of the LP is particularly killer. "Aetheric Vehicle" is a beautiful winding drone track with shades of Terry Riley, while "ESP" is the closest the band has ever been to black metal ending in raucous honky-tonk synth-pop. This is one of Matmos' strongest albums, holding up to classic works like "A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure" and "Supreme Balloon".
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there's this 1derful Bjorkish, IDMish quality to the whole thing...but that last track...not fair. I know that's not helpful, but if you have Spotify, you can listen to it on headphones and figure out what I mean. I'm not being willfully obtuse here, I'm just trying to minimalize thought and energy expended on what could have been a 5-star effort.
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Listen with an open mind and it may get even more open!!!!
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I like they way they create new and interesting sounds and create music out of it. Recommended to people willing to take a risk on new and different music
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