Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Matmos & So Percussion collaborate on Treasue State

Treasure State, the forthcoming collaboration between Brooklyn-based percussion quartet, aptly called So Percussion, and Baltimore masters of musiq concrete and experimental electronic pop Matmos is being released into the digital world Sat., June 15, and to the physical wold on Tues., July 13 via Cantaloupe Music.

This week the label released "Treasure," the first look at this strange merger of modern classical and the electronic avant-garde.

"Treasure" mp3

"Treasure" is the opening number from the album, and is a sparkling introduction to what these two camps are capable of concocting together. The variety of percussive sounds on the record give a baroque a feel to Matmos' stylistically squiggling and formless warble, making it one of the best things Matmos has released since A Chance To cut Is A Chance To Cure came out way back in 2001. Who knew that a dose of marvelous percussion would go so far with Matmos' sound.

(Photo courtesy Cantaloupe Music)