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Matmos release video for Plastic Anniversary track “Silicone Gel Impant,” directed by Andrew Benson

““Breaking Bread” is constructed from samples of breaking and broken LPs by the group Bread. It goes for the comic, with a steady syncopated bounce, Caribbean-tinged riffs and an artificial zoo-full of squeaks, chirps, scrapes and plunks. Another track from the album, “Thermoplastic Riot Shield” — played on a clear shield emblazoned “Police” — is far more ominous.” – New York Times on singles “Breaking Bread” & “Thermoplastic Riot Shield”

“at once dark and joyous, fun and foreboding, gleeful and eerily apocalyptic” – The Quietus

“Shout out to Matmos every day and all day for being one of the most riveting and intriguing musical duos of the modern era.” – The Needle Drop
On the eve of the release of their new album Plastic Anniversary, Baltimore sonic innovators Matmos have shared the video for “Silicone Gel Implant”, directed by Andrew Benson.

Crafted entirely from sounds sourced from plastic objects, Plastic Anniversaryexplores our relationship to a material that is at once hyper-familiar in its omnipresence and yet deeply inhuman. “Silicone Gel Implant” taps into that duality, combining Cronenbergian body-horror with sunny grooves as the duo work a rubbery skanking number from a breast implant, bolstered by plastic horns and percussion. Benson’s glitching visuals respond to the track’s unruly rhythms, morphing from abstract, suggestive shapes into dazzling psychedelic patterns, with the breast implant itself even making a surprise cameo.

Following the release of Plastic Anniversary, Matmos will be touring the world, including a Brooklyn show at Pioneer Works on Apr. 4th, a European tour, and shows planned for Southeast Asia.

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