Matmos + Matthew Dear
Matmos, Supreme Balloon (Matador 2008)
Saw (well mostly just heard, the Stone was really crowded) a cool set last night from Matmos, who tried out their cover version of Robert Ashley's "The Backyard" in front of the man himself, and previewed some new tracks from their forthcoming LP Supreme Balloon. The new songs were fantastic, especially "Hashish Master," a Cluster-y electronic odyssey based around a collaboration with Terry Riley on Arp synth. Then there was "Rainbow Flag" which had a more whimsical Perrey & Kingsley feel. Excited to hear the rest of the record now ....
Matmos - "Rainbow Flag" [via Matador]
Another highlight was this track from The Rose Has Teeth that they dedicated to "our favorite pornographer."
"Public Sex for Boyd McDonald"
And this one's just a bonus but I really like this short vid of an outdoor gig of theirs in San Francisco, great energy ...
"Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan"
New track from Matthew Dear (aka Audion, False, Jabberjaw etc) over at RCRD LBL, co-released with Ghostly:
Matthew Dear - "Don't Go This Way"
"Don and Sherri"