The Baltimore based duo announce new album Ultimate Care II
Baltimore’s cleanest electronic duo Matmos have finished their new album. Called Ultimate Care II, it’s composed entirely out of sounds generated from a washing machine. The release is the duo’s follow-up to The Marriage Of True Minds, their parapsychological debut released by Thrill Jockey back in 2013, which saw Drew Daniel and MC Schmidt attempt to telepathically communicate with the experiment’s subjects. The sonic components on Ultimate Care II were created from their own Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine, crafted from the sounds the machine emits in full cycle. Matmos also treated the washing machine as an instrument in its own right. Friends like Dan Deacon, Max Eilbacher (Horse Lords), Sam Haberman (Horse Lords), Jason Willett (Half Japanese) and Duncan Moore helped in the playing, sampling and sequencing of Matmos’s washing machine. In addition some of them even used it for its intended purpose. Matmos’s Ultimate Care II will be released by Thrill Jockey Records on 19 February. The pair plan to take their washer on tour with them some time in 2016.
Listen to a track from the release: