Matmos

Church of the Friendly Ghost Presents:

Matmos

Horse Lords, Filipe Lopes, Bleep Labs, Total Unicorn, Xander Harris

Thu, February 28, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

North Door Main Stage

Austin, TX

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Matmos
Matmos
Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, aided and abetted by many others.

Currently based in Baltimore, the duo formed in San Francisco in the mid 1990s, and self-released their debut album in 1997. Marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly unusual sound sources: amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, water hitting copper plates, liposuction surgery, cameras and VCRs, chin implant surgery, contact microphones on human hair, rat cages, tanks of helium, a cow uterus, human skulls, snails, cigarettes, cards shuffling, laser eye surgery, whoopee cushions, balloons, latex fetish clothing, rhinestones, Polish trains, insects, life support systems, inflatable blankets, rock salt, solid gold coins, the sound of a frozen stream thawing in the sun, a five gallon bucket of oatmeal. These raw materials are manipulated into surprisingly accessible forms, and often supplemented by traditional musical instruments played by the group's large circle of friends and collaborators. The result is a model of electronic composition as a relational network that connects sources and outcomes together; information about the process of creation activates the listening experience, providing the listener with entry points into sometimes densely allusive, baroque recordings.

Since their debut, Matmos have released over eight albums, including: Quasi-Objects (1998) , The West (1998), A Chance to Cut Is A Chance to Cure (2001), The Civil War (2003) and The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of A Beast (2006) and Supreme Balloon (2008). In 2001 they were asked to collaborate with the Icelandic singer Bjork on her "Vespertine" album, and subsequently embarked on two world tours as part of her band. In addition to musical collaborations with Antony, So Percussion, David Tibet, the Rachel's, Lesser, Wobbly, Zeena Parkins, and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, Matmos have also collaborated with a wide range of artists across disciplines, from the visual artist Daria Martin (on the soundtrack to her film "Minotaur") to the playwright Young Jean Lee (for her play "The Appeal") to Berlin-based choreographer Ayman Harper. Most recently, they have been part of the ensemble for the Robert Wilson production "The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic", featuring Marina Abramovic, Antony and Willem Dafoe.

Their next album, The Marriage of True Minds, will be released in 2013 by Thrill Jockey Records.
Horse Lords
Horse Lords is a band from Baltimore, MD.

Andrew Bernstein
Max Eilbacher
Owen Gardner
Sam Haberman
Jenn Wasner (from Wye Oak)
Total Unicorn
Total Unicorn
Total Unicorn harvests raw astronoble vapors to imbue communal thoughtspace with its peculiar halation. Between composer, Lyman Hardy III (Unicorn Orange Venti), and visualist, Stephen Hal Fishman (The Microcorn), floats a dying star, pulsing inexplicable sci-fi narratives, ricocheting off bulbous, elastic beats. Choreographer, Lindsey Taylor (Unicorn Pink), kicks the audiovisual sausage-fest to the future with her futuristic kicks.
Venue Information:
North Door Main Stage
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702
http://ndvenue.com/