“(Matmos is) always evocative . . . one track suggests an army of creatures roller-coastering through a dark forest, another matches Daft Punk’s flair for ear-drilling high-frequency ‘melody’.” —SF Bay Guardian
“Brilliant . . . impressive . . . So Percussion (was) energetic and thorough in mining all these works for their visceral and structural thrills.” —The New York Times
Making viscerally intense music out of the sounds of animals (crayfish swimming and rats in cages), objects (latex, the pages of a bible, and human skulls), and actions (cards shuffling, spinning coins, and liposuction surgery), electronic duo Matmos has collaborated with such diverse musical visionaries as Björk, the Kronos Quartet, and People Like Us and created original music for a pinball machine. They are joined by the captivating chamber quartet So Percussion, hailed as one of the most exciting young ensembles in the country (recently featured at Carnegie Hall, the Bang on a Can Marathon, and the BAM Next Wave Festival), and ex-Twin Citian Kitundu, known for his sculptural, hand-built turntables that elaborate on the sonic possibilities of the record player.