If I was able to write this news story by slapping pieces of raw meat with a typewriter, I would, for this is news of Matmos, prime purveyors of found sound beats! It’s been a while since the darling duo of Martin Schmidt and Drew Daniel released an album, with 2008’s Supreme Balloon (TMT Review), courtesy of their longtime label Matador, marking their last major release.
Well, they’re officially back, and change is afoot. Matmos recently announced that they’ve been signed to Thrill Jockey, participating in the label’s upcoming 20th anniversary shows in Baltimore and New York, and now comes news of an impending new EP, their first for the label! While no details on the sound of the new release have been announced, we do know it will be titled The Ganzfield EP and will be released on October 16. It’s probably also safe to assume that at least one track will feature recordings of meemaws played back through vintage tape records to kindergarteners who will be recorded singing along, which will then be spliced together with burping noises and dripping faucets to produce the most toe-tapping-est beats of 2012. It’s nice to have you back, boys!