Matmos 'Plastic Anniversary' LP

Matmos 'Plastic Anniversary' LP
Limited teal mashup coloured vinyl.

“The ability to draw a sharp outline around the unfamiliar,to draw definition from abstraction, is something Matmos excel at” - Pitchfork

The incomparable duo Matmos have done it again. Their new album, ‘Plastic Anniversary’, was created using only plastic. Highlighting the crises of convenience, the duo makes music from our refuse. True to form, the band have assembled a promiscuous array of examples of this sturdy-yet-ersatz family of materials: dominos, styrofoam coolers, police riot shields, polyethylene waste containers, PVC panpipes, pinpricks of bubble wrap, pills, silicone gel breast implants and, most horrifically, synthetic human fat. Where did this idea come from? Drew Daniels and MC Schmidt’s own ‘plastic’ anniversary as a couple.

Matmos glide from the tongue-in-cheek fun of ‘Breaking Bread’ (literally smashing Bread LPs) to Cronenbergian body-horror of ‘Interior With Billiard Balls & Synthetic Fat’. The album is playful and poppy while conveying a very serious message and on the darker implications of ignoring the havoc we are imposing on the earth all for the sake of convenience.

“A wild treat... riotous proof that music can be charmed from the unlikeliest of sources.” - Frieze

“A compelling percussive creation.” - WNYC

“This is Matmos doing what they do best: taking a strange idea for a wild digital ride until it turns into something completely magical.” - Mixmag

LP packaged in jacket made of 100% recycled material, with artworked inner sleeve printed on ethically sourced paper.


Catalogue number: THRILL482LPX

Condition: New

Label: Thrill Jockey

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