Matmos is Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt; they have been making forward thinking sample based electronic music out of unusual sound sources for the past 31 years. Based in Baltimore, their most recent album was commissioned by the Smithsonian to mark the 75th anniversary of the Smithsonian Folkways record label and builds dizzying collages and rhythmic structures out of the sounds of wasps, dolphins, office equipment, firearms, electronic storms, natural recordings and field recordings from the record label’s back catalog. Their performances are an unpredictable mixture of video collage, live sampling, and improvisation.
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