John Wiese and Drew Daniel (Matmos), by their experimental powers combined, announce new album Continuous Hole

John Wiese and Drew Daniel (Matmos), by their experimental powers combined, announce new album Continuous Hole

I mean, it’s not like other collaborations haven’t been worthy of excitement — buuuuut…

In the case of John Wiese and Drew Daniel, it’s almost as though the album that resulted was the logistically miraculous product of two ingenious minds belying natural law and combining dangerously creative forces. Wiese somehow allowed time in the midst of his exhausting/exhaustive multimedia work, while Daniel managed to offer availability despite his Matmosian gig doing constant loads of laundry and his exploits as an insightful author. I like to imagine that a wormhole opened up upon the moment of their verbal agreement, at which point their brains left their respective bodies to temporarily fuse as one super brain outside of established space and time.

But truth be told, Continuous Hole actually emerged as a result of “over ten years of home recordings in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Baltimore,” and you get the sense from the album description that the results sound every bit as crazy as the project’s temporally varied origins.

The record is out on vinyl May 1 via Gilgongo Records. Wiese’s Helicopter Records is sponsoring the digital release. Have a listen to the track, “Abhorred Shears,” below, and also check out our review of Wiese’s prior album Deviate from Balance.

Continuous Hole’s finite tracklisting:

01. Intro
02. Abhorred Shears
03. Un Mask
04. Scramble Suite
05. Progress Bar
06. OBV
07. Done It
08. Dress Up
09. Sleek Disorder
10. Cosmic Joke
11. Surprise

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