Matmos: Ultimate Care II Excerpt Five
on 15 December 2015
Conceptual electronic duo Matmos have created a whole album from sounds sampled from the (now discontinued) Whirlpool Ultimate Care™ II washing machine in their Baltimore basement—and the results (industrial music meets musique concrète, with dance and drone sprinkled in) will have you considering dirty laundry (and spin cycles) in an entirely new light. The semi-psychedelic music video for "Ultimate Care II Excerpt Five" is a montage of washing machine-themed archive material discovered on the internet, plus some present-day footage of the recorded washer itself. Ultimate Care II releases 19 February 2016 from Thrill Jockey Records and will feature guest spots from local neighbors like Dan Deacon and Jason Willett of Half Japanese.