Thrill Jockey will release the experimental duo's first album in five years in early 2013.
Much of Matmos's music has been built on highly unusual source material—for instance, samples of "snips, clicks, snaps, and squelches of various medical procedures"—but on their new album they just might outdo themselves. The Marriage of True Minds was made with the same odd process as the The Ganzfeld EP, which came out last month: in an imitation of the famous Ganzfeld experiment, the band put test subjects in a state of sensory deprivation by covering their eyes and playing white noise through headphones, then tried to transmit "the concept" of their record to them telepathically. Somehow, the "transcripts of the videotaped psychic experiments" became the foundation of the nine pieces on the album.
On a much more conventional note, The Marriage of True Minds also has more vocals than their previous work, and features guest appearances from Dan Deacon, Dominique Leone and DJ Dog Dick among others. You can see the video for the track "Very Large Green Triangles" below.
02. Very Large Green Triangles
03. Mental Radio
04. Ross Transcript
05. Teen Paranormal Romance
07. In Search of A Lost Faculty
08. Aetheric Vehicle
Thrill Jockey will release The Marriage of True Minds on February 19th, 2013.