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Supreme Balloon by Matmos
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The new album from Matmos finds the dynamic duo of M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel taking a holiday from their usual tightly structured conceptual music making process and skipping their outré sampling antics, in favour of making a lighthearted “cosmic pop” record made entirely out of synthesizers – and ONLY synthesizers.

That’s right, on Supreme Balloon, the duos 7th album, there are no household objects played in a percussive manner, no snails or blood or amplified semen and they’re not even half-way cheating with Vocoders, just synthesizers of all shapes, sizes and eras, reshuffled by an arsenal of samplers and computers into colorful sound-origami.

To break it down: while the album’s high point is the album’s title track, a 24min monster synth jam that builds into a celestial, psychedelic epic whose spiralling arpeggios recall Cluster, Mother Mallard and Vangelis, Supreme Balloon is in fact, quite possibly the most accessible Matmos album yet. And that’s really saying something!

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Rainbow Flag
  2. Polychords
  3. Mister Mouth
  4. Exciter Lamp & The Variable Band
  5. Les Folies Francaises
  6. Supreme Balloon
  7. Cloudhoppers
Release date Australia
May 12th, 2008
Artist
Label
Matador
Number of Discs
1
UPC
744861079927
Product ID
1559718

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