Deluxe edition box set will come with a sculptural album, embedded with plastic bottles, that while is the actual album, is rendered virtually unplayable by the plastic floating within. Each copy is signed by the band. This edition also includes the album on an exclusive multicolor mashup vinyl, a t-shirt (size large), and a bonus track, all exclusive to the box. All proceeds from this special edition will benefit The Ocean Cleanup. Watch the unboxing here.
CD packaged in mini-LP style gatefold jacket made of 100% recycled material, with 6-panel booklet printed on ethically sourced paper.
Thrill Jockey Records is pleased to announce Plastic Anniversary, the new album by Baltimore-based electronic duo Matmos. Pushing off from the restricted palette of their last album, the critically acclaimed Ultimate Care II, which was composed entirely from the sound of a washing machine, Plastic Anniversary is also derived from a single sound source: plastic.
At once hyper-familiar in its omnipresence and deeply inhuman in its measured-in-centuries longevity and endurance, plastic supplies, surrounds and scares. Seemingly negligible, plastic is always ready to hand but also always somewhat suspect, casting toxic shadows onto the everyday. True to form, the band have assembled a promiscuous array of examples of this sturdy-yet-ersatz family of materials: Bakelite dominos, Styrofoam coolers, polyethylene waste containers, PVC panpipes, pinpricks of bubble wrap, silicone gel breast implants and synthetic human fat.
Though it has the tight editing chops, pop forms and bizarre sound palette of their early albums such as Quasi-Objects and A Chance to Cut Is A Chance to Cure, Plastic Anniversary has a distinctive sound because of the foregrounding of plastic horns and plastic drums played by human beings. The bounce and snap of the duo’s programmed rhythms are here supplemented by a sweatier and more unruly human element....... więcej