Matmos – Mental radio (from the album The Marriage of true minds, Thrill Jockey)

Something from last year that passed me by at the time, but well worth mentioning now ahead of the legendary Baltimore duo’s upcoming European festival dates.

This tune is a riotous blend of field recordings, musique concrete and global dance aesthetics. There’s so much going on in fact that it feels wrong to call it instrumental.

At one point, there’s a wailing saxophone, a clattering two-step drumbeat, a police siren and something that sounds like a hoover malfunctioning. Somehow, you will be forced to jiggle in your seat.

Who knew that lapping water sounds could go so well with bongos?

Positively glorious.


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