matmos
September 26, 2013

Exploring the nebulous, cloud like, three-dimensional sound space at the center of four speakers. Does this space evoke comedy? Cavernous Terror? Reassuring Pastoral Birdsong? Inhuman Wire-Mother Bleeping? COME OCCUPY THIS CLOUD with M.C. Schmidt, Mark Hosler, Wobbly and Thomas Dimuzio ALIVE ALIVE ALIVE ALIVE ALIVE

Socializing with Mark Hosler, yes audio cut-up-legend-of-Negativland Mark Hosler the other day in Asheville, North Carolina,  M.C. Schmidt realized how much they have in common. On the other hand, not having  meaningfully socialized in 25 years, much was missing from his knowledge, for example M.C.S. had no idea that Mark plays a wicked solo “table top noise” set! This socializing was occuring at a show where Thomas Dimuzio was also playing…M.C.S. and the audience managed to prevail upon the two to play together, and it was staggering!

M.C.S. realized that electronic music fans, in cities OTHER (and as well as) than Electronic Music City, USA might enjoy seeing this combination of players separately and PERHAPS together again.

Selfishly, of course, M.C.S. wanted to play too, and having very much enjoyed his sets with Wobbly as part of Matmos and in improvising duos with him at the Red Room in Baltimore, and working on the album SIMULTANEOUS QUODLIBET with him, a foursome was made, a tour was booked, and YOU are the potential benefactor.

M.C.S.’ obsession with Q u a d r o p h o n i c  S o u n d  led him to convince the others to explore the sono-spacial benefits of this arrangement of speakers, and again, YOU are the real potential benefactor.  The difference between stereo and quadrophonic is like the difference, on a hot day, between standing in front of an air-conditioner and swimming in a fresh pool.

Please join us in the bottomless lake of sound, granted the ability to breathe underwater  – with your ears.

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BALTIMORE – Saturday, 12 October  THE RED ROOM – with Jaap Blonk and Jeb Bishop! (holy shit, if I do say so, look at that amazing line-up!) – 8:30PM

PHILADELPHIA – Sunday, 13 October  THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE – click here for information

BROOKLYN – Monday, 14 October  THE SILENT BARN – 603 Bushwick – 8PM  with Brian Blomerth’s “avant” Nope!!!

PROVIDENCE – Tuesday 15 October  95 EMPIRE   8PM

AKRON – Thursday 17 October  RUBBER CITY NOISE    8PM  with Joseph Minadeo & Curt Brown / Thieves!

CHICAGO – Friday 18 October  EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO    8PM  5925 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60660

BLOOMINGTON – Saturday 19 October  THE REAM  8:30PM  1316 S. Walnut, Bloomington   with Kray Fanny and John Flannely presenting “double dueling pianos, in DIY Quadrophonic Sound”

ASHEVILLE – Sunday 20 October  APOTHECARY  9PM  39 S. Market St. B  Asheville, NC  with Xambuca

Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested.  Thank you for listening.

Hosler-Dimuzio-Wobbly-SchmidtSM Correct

 

 

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September 9, 2013

HIGH ZERO 15 Baltimore!

High Zero Logo

 

Please join us in Baltimore for High Zero. September 16th through the 22nd.  Four nights of improvised music. One night is great, two nights is intense, 3 nights is a little much, 4 nights is delirious, and you will be impatient with planned “normal” music for the rest of your life.

Also as a bonus, Saturday afternoon,  along with some other (amazing sounding) pieces by other folks Matmos will perform “Just Waves”, our chorale with electronics.

ALSO, Monday (16th) night M.C. Schmidt has co-curated an evening of experimental video and film that will illuminate, amuse, possibly educate, possibly hurt your eyes. The concept of the festival and addresses and times and prices (get the full festival pass) and the list of players are here:  High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music.  This thing changed our lives for the better, we couldn’t recommend it more.

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June 20, 2013

Aetheric Vehicle

Here is another video, this one to accompany  Aetheric Vehicle from  “The Marriage of True Minds”  set of music. This was a “live” video we tarted up some for late night home viewing.

Please watch full screen!

Matmos – Aetheric Vehicle from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

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May 30, 2013

The city of Chicago invites Matmos to the Park

THURSDAY JUNE 27th at 6:30 PM

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Millennium Park 201 E Randolph
Chicago, IL

http://www.millenniumpark.org

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March 5, 2013

Here is a video I (M.C. Schmidt) made for our song Luminous Rings, part of the The Marriage of True Minds set of music.

I think the video looks better with “scaling off” (in the upper right hand corner of the Vimeo screen while it’s running and zoomed in) and, of course, without the menus and things.

It makes it smaller, but think of it as a magic postcard I sent you…about Tatiana’s psychic session.

 

 

Matmos – Luminous Rings from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

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February 20, 2013

“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…but it isn’t daylight.”

Five years, 50+ Ganzfeld sessions later, we are pleased to announce
that the new Matmos album, “The Marriage of True Minds”, is at hand.
The recorded evidence of our psychic experiments are available in
double vinyl, CD and digital configurations. From Baltimore to Oxford
to Haverford to San Francisco to Whitefish and beyond, we want to
thank everyone who helped to make this album happen.

Support yer local “veteran sound scientists” (shudder) please purchase a physical copy!

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February 4, 2013

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January 17, 2013

The Marriage of True Minds – Live Psychic Demonstration – Matmos on Tour

The infinite sleep has ended and Matmos lives again.

In preparation for and celebration of the imminent release of the new album

The Marriage of True Minds” (PREORDER HERE! Special Treats! Back rubs, etc!),

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matmos is going to go on tour in North America, and in Europe, and then we’re even going down to Brazil.

We’re bringing various permutations of members of Baltimore’s own just
intonation boy band Horse Lords for most of these dates, and we’re
playing shows / sharing stages with some rad folks along the way
(Mouse on Mars! People Like Us! Josef van Wissem! Atom Heart! Etc.)

So begins a “journey strange, with clamorous uproare.” Expect to
hear new songs, old songs, and things that aren’t even songs. Expect
to see new video work from M.C. Schmidt. We will have a special
limited edition merchtastic things to share with you too (maybe).

Strap in for good times and telepathic demonstrations.

 

Monday – February 11 – NEW YORK CITY – Le Poisson Rouge    http://www.lepoissonrouge.com

Tuesday – February 12 – BOSTON – The Sinclair     http://www.boweryboston.com/the-sinclair

Wednesday – February 13 – MONTREAL – Il Motore   http://www.myspace.com/ilmotore

Thursday – February 14 – TORONTO – The Garrison    http://www.garrisontoronto.com

Friday – February 15 – CHICAGO – Le Empty Bottle    http://www.emptybottle.com

Saturday – February 16th – MINNEAPOLIS – The Cedar Cultural Center!!    http://www.thecedar.org

Tuesday – February 19th – PORTLAND -  Doug Fir Lounge    http://www.dougfirlounge.com                                            WE OPEN FOR MOUSE ON MARS!!! (Kermit voice used here)

Wednesday – February 20th – SEATTLE – Neumos    http://www.neumos.com/neumos                                                 ALSO WITH MOUSE ON MARS!!!! (also Kermit voice, pls)

Thursday – February 21st – VANCOUVER BC! -  The Media Club    http://www.themediaclub.ca/

Sunday – February 24th – SAN FRANCISCO – The Public Works    http://www.publicsf.com

Monday – February 25th – HOLLYWOOD – The Masonic Lodge (!) at Hollywood Forever

Thursday – February 28th – AUSTIN – The ND    http://www.ndvenue.com/

Saturday – March 2nd – LOUISVILLE – Zbar   http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/

Wednesday – March 6th – BALTIMORE – To Be Announced (bug Stew about it)

 

March 13th   FRIBOURG – CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA  -  Fri-Son

March 14th   TORINO  -  ITALIA – Musica 90@Moldiciotto

March 15th  VERONA – ITALIA – Interzona

March 16th   BOLOGNA – ITALIA – Locomotiv

March 17th   MUENCHEN – DEUTSCHLAND – Frameworks Festival

March 19th   LONDON – U.K. – XOYO

March 21st   BRUSSELS – KONANKRIJK BELGIE – Botanique

March 22nd   PARIS – FRANCE – La Maroquinerie

March 23rd   LUXEMBOURG – LUXEMBOURG – Exit07

March 24th   KOELN – DEUTSCHLAND – Stadtgarten

March 25th   HAMBURG – DEUTSCHLAND – Kampnagel

 

 

 

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November 8, 2012

Please enjoy this set with M.C.S. in it from High Zero 2012 in Baltimore. Please, at the higher resolution, with really nice speakers, like that Maxell ad.

Thank you.

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October 16, 2012

Our new EP, The GANZFELD is released today!

Matmos – Very Large Green Triangles from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Our pals at L-Inc design created a moving illustration created straight from Ed Schrader’s Psychic Session with Dr. Daniel.

Do watch it at full screen!

New recordings are now available from Thrill Jockey. On the EP (aside from Very Large Green Triangles),  a special full length chorale by M.C. Schmidt featuring the voices of Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex, Mellow Candle, Mike Oldfield), Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors, etc), Dan Deacon (!!) and M.C.S. and Dr. Daniel.

Also, a remix of a song you can’t even hear yet from the forthcoming “The Marriage of True Minds” entitled “You” by Rrose…dark, flavourful and intense.

The Marriage of True Minds comes out in February. I personally can’t wait, but I guess I don’t have to, ’cause I’m in the band…but you do. In the meantime, do your own psychic experiments with the equipment provided in the boxed set, advertised below. They really are very nice headphones.

 

 

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