Acclaimed electronic duo Matmos will be back in Europe bringing their unique and inventive live performance this May and June, which includes and two-day residency at the intimate Cafe OTO in London, plus festival appearances at Sonar in Barcelona and Supersonic in Birmingham along with Swans. Full dates below.
For the past two decades, one of electronic music's most restlessly innovative duos, Matmos (aka M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) have been carving out their own distinctive sonic palette, marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music. Central to their approach is their ability to draw sounds, rhythm and melody from the unlikeliest of sources, from the pages of bibles turning to liposuction surgery - making their live shows captivating constructs of the unusual and unexpected. Matmos have collaborated with artists as wide-ranging as Bjork, David Tibet, Zeena Parkins, and Robert Wilson, and celebrated their 20th anniversary as a duo in 2013 with a new album on Thrill Jockey Records called "The Marriage of True Minds"... an album driven by a tightly unified conceptual agenda: telepathy.
Expect the unexpected from M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel.
Matmos May/June European Tour:
Thu May 29th Bristol, UK - The Lantern
Fri May 30th Birmingham, UK - The Custard Factory @ Supersonic Festival
Sat May 31st London, UK - Cafe OTO
Sun June 1st London, UK - Cafe OTO
Tue June 3rd Heidelberg, Germany - Karlstorbahnhof
Thu June 5th Copenhagen, Denmark - Jazzhouse
Fri June 6th Berlin, Germany - NK
Sat June 7th Dresden, Germany - Beatpol
Mon June 9th Venezia, Italy - Spazio Aereo
Tue June 10th Bologna, Italy - Sassero Parco del Cavaticcio @ Biografilm Festival (free event)
Fri June 13th Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival
Sat June 14th Bordeaux, France - I-Boat
Mon June 16th Lille, France - L'Aronef
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