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Matmos’s Late Junction mixtape

Verity Sharp presents a tumbling, hallucinatory mixtape from electronic duo Matmos, inspired by the impact of plastic on our world.

Verity Sharp presents a tumbling, hallucinatory mixtape from electronic duo Matmos, inspired by the impact of plastic on our world.

Matmos are Baltimore-based, electronic duo Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt. Their new album Plastic Anniversary has been created entirely from sampled sounds of all kinds of plastic objects, from the bizarre to the mundane - police riot shields and synthetic human fat, Bakelite and bubble wrap.

The album is a meditation on the pervasiveness of plastics and an acknowledgement of the planetary price yet to be paid for that. The title also refers to the fact that Drew and M.C. celebrated their 25th anniversary as a couple during the making of the album.

Elaborating on the theme of plastics, their approach to this mixtape was to recycle experiments and elements from their past as a band, including some of their plastic samples, invented sounds and unreleased collaborations.

Produced by Katie Callin.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Matmos

    Breaking Bread

    • Plastic Anniversary.
    • Thrill Jockey Records.
  • Jennifer Veillerobe

    B4

    • Luftlöcher.
    • Senufo Editions.
  • British Library Sound Archive

    Sperm Whale

    • Sounds of the Deep.
    • British Library Board.
  • Plastic Mermaids

    Floating In A Vacuum

    • Suddenly Everyone Explodes.
    • Sunday Best.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Libertango

    Orchestra: Recycled Orchestra of Cateura. Orchestra: Inter School Orchestra.
    • Landfill Harmonic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • J-2 Music.
  • Meredith Monk

    Obsolete Objects

    Performer: Ursula Oppens. Performer: Bruce Brubaker.
    • Monk Piano Songs.
    • ECM.
  • Matmos's Late Junction mixtape

    • Prince

      1999

      • 1999.
      • Warner Bros..
    • Muslimgauze

      Hammer & Sickle

      • Hammer & Sickle.
      • Hessian.
    • Rick Wade

      Bleach

      • The Defenders of the Deep House World.
      • Third Ear Recordings.
    • Matmos

      Plastic Object Inventory

      • Plastic Anniversary.
      • Thrill Jockey.
    • Monica Youn & Matmos

      I Don't Know

    • Matmos

      A Tribute to Daido Moriyama

    • Drew Daniel & John Wiese

      Surprise

      • Continuous Hole.
      • Helicopter.
    • [nature sounds]

      Britain's Deer

      • Wildlife Recordings From National Trust Coast And Countryside.
    • George Duke

      Statement

      • Feel.
      • MPS Records.
    • Asmus Tietchens

      Vierter Stahlgeist

      • Journey Into Pain.
      • RRRecords.
    • SEF III

      Selling SEF III

      • Selling SEF III.
      • Ehse Records.
    • Matmos & DJ Dog D**

      Telepathy Session (Marriage of True Minds)

    • George Duke

      Statement (Reprise)

      • Feel.
      • MPS Records.
    • Moebius Story Leidecker

      Block Blow

      • Familiar.
      • Bureau B.
    • Hybryds

      Crowds Of People

      • Music For Rituals.
      • Zoharum.
    • Pannalal Ghosh

      Suddha Bhairavi

      • The Magic Flute Of Pannalal Ghosh.
      • Odeon.
    • Roland Kayn

      Logatome

      • Simultan.
      • Colosseum.
    • Fovea Hex & Matmos

      Vocal Layers

    • Zeena Parkins & Matmos

      Zeena Cobbler

    • So Percussion & Matmos

      Aluminum (Dub Mix)

      • Treasure State.
      • Cantaloupe Music ‎.
    • Martin C. Schmidt

      Breathing

    • Matmos

      Matmos In Lo-Fidelity

      • Matmos In Lo-Fidelity.
    • David Grubbs & Matmos

      The Hogs Were Fed Chopped Corn and Garbage

    • Joel Ryan

      Griot Mix

      • Or Air.
      • psi.
    • Slava Tsukerman

      Fashion Show

      • Liquid Sky - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
      • Varèse Sarabande.
    • Jlin

      The Escape of the Blvck Rxbbit (feat. Avril Stormy Unger)

      • Dark Lotus.
      • Planet Mu.
    • Dale Cornish

      California

      • Decouple ][ Series.
      • OOH-sounds.
    • LOFT

      break it them also [ jana rush x evol ]

      • ell oh eff tea too oh won ate.
    • Matmos

      Paint Shake

    • Matmos & Lisle Ellis

      Lisle Chop

    • Rick Wade

      Bleach (Reprise)

      • The Defenders of the Deep House World.
      • Third Ear Recordings.
  • Ye Vagabonds

    On Yonder Hill

    • The Hare's Lament.
    • River Lea ‎.
  • Keynvor

    Preservation

    • Preservation.

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