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.

posted by at 4:47am| Comments Off

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.

posted by at 6:29am| Comments Off

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

posted by at 7:27pm| Comments Off

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.

posted by at 5:43am| Comments Off

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!

posted by at 9:12pm| Comments Off

February 4, 2013

posted by at 5:51pm| Comments Off

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

Tuesday – February 12 – BOSTON – The Sinclair

Wednesday – February 13 – MONTREAL – Il Motore

Thursday – February 14 – TORONTO – The Garrison

Friday – February 15 – CHICAGO – Le Empty Bottle

Saturday – February 16th – MINNEAPOLIS – The Cedar Cultural Center!!

Tuesday – February 19th – PORTLAND -  Doug Fir Lounge                                            WE OPEN FOR MOUSE ON MARS!!! (Kermit voice used here)

Wednesday – February 20th – SEATTLE – Neumos                                                 ALSO WITH MOUSE ON MARS!!!! (also Kermit voice, pls)

Thursday – February 21st – VANCOUVER BC! -  The Media Club

Sunday – February 24th – SAN FRANCISCO – The Public Works

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

Thursday – February 28th – AUSTIN – The ND

Saturday – March 2nd – LOUISVILLE – Zbar

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



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




posted by at 8:25pm| Comments Off

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.

posted by at 10:28pm| Comments Off

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.



posted by at 9:28pm| Comments Off

September 22, 2012

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Cutting against the prevalent trend towards a disembodied and dematerialized world of digital slip n slide, we have made an ultra super mega deluxe physical object available to those who wish to acquire such thingly things. To wit, there is a deluxe edition of our imminently forthcoming release, The GANZFELD Ep which you can pre-order from Thrill Jockey Records. In order to allow you to replicate the experimental conditions that generated these recordings in the comfort and safety of your own tastefully appointed homes, we’ve teamed up with the nice folks at InCase to create a special, signed and numbered edition of the EP that comes with eye coverings and some snappy headphones. Now all you need is a dark room and an open mind. Information about the pre-order for this limited release can be found below.

posted by at 4:49pm| Comments Off

all materials Creative Commons License 1400AD - 2014AD » matmos / vague terrain