San Franciscan duo Matmos will return with a new album this spring.
The Matador-signed act’s seventh studio album will be called Supreme Balloon and will arrive on the 6th of May.
There will apparently also be gatefold double-vinyl and iTunes versions that include the bonus track ‘Hashish Master’.
“The new album from Matmos finds the dynamic duo taking a holiday from conceptual responsibility, skipping the outré sampling antics in favo[u]r of a lighthearted “cosmic pop” record made entirely out of synthesizers. Leave it to Matmos to invent a hard and fast rule that they have to follow even when they’re just having fun: the creative restriction this time around is that “Supreme Balloon” is an ALL synthesizer album and no microphones were used at any point.
“That’s right, no household objects played in a percussive manner, no snails or blood or amplified semen, no acoustic instruments, no voices of famous people for five seconds, not even any half-way cheating with vocoders, just synthesizers of all shapes, sizes, eras and nationalities being snipped, folded and reshuffled by an arsenal of samplers and computers into colorful sound-origami.”
Photography by Lissa Ivy Tiegel
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