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Matmos share first Plastic Anniversary single “Silicone Gel Implant”

“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
The incomparable duo Matmos have shared the first single from their forthcoming album Plastic Anniversary (out Mar. 15th), “Silicone Gel Implant.” Crafted around sounds made from a silicone breast implant which serves as the source for the skanking number’s rubbery bassline, the duo also enlisted the use of plastic flutes, PVC Panflute, and percussion by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof).

Plastic Anniversary was created using exclusively plastic objects as the sound source. Though it has the tight editing chops, pop forms and bizarre sound palette of their early albums such as Quasi-Objects and A Chance to Cut Is A Chance to Cure, Plastic Anniversary sees the duo’s programmed rhythms supplemented by a sweatier and more unruly human element. Plastic drums and horns played by a surprising cast of guest are foregrounded in the mix, giving the album its distinctive sound.

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