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Matmos + rat cage = pretty sounds.
February 21, 2013 8:06 PM   Subscribe

A nice documentary video of live electronic music sampling and improvisation featuring Matmos with a rat cage.
posted by loquacious (15 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's a rat cage. Mastered version: For Felix (And All The Rats).
posted by moift at 8:17 PM on February 21, 2013


That's even better. I like rats. They're smart and cute. :)
posted by loquacious at 8:26 PM on February 21, 2013


I remember seeing them in Cleveland around '99/'00 (their Seattle show no doubt inspired this post—couldn't make it). It was a great show. One of them had a camera and was projecting the video of himself jabbing this weird, noise-making pointy thing into his skin.
posted by altersego at 8:39 PM on February 21, 2013


My love for Matmos is in no way diminished having seen that video. Indeed, it is grown.
posted by carsonb at 8:41 PM on February 21, 2013


Holy shit YouTube just told me Matmos is playing down the street IN A CEMETERY THIS WEEKEND.

Sold.
posted by carsonb at 8:46 PM on February 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


My love for Matmos is in no way diminished having read this NSFW BUTT magazine interview. Indeed, it is grown.
posted by Nomyte at 8:48 PM on February 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's before 5am, and I somehow read this as "cat rage" and was completely flummoxed.
I've never heard of Matmos, so s/he may very well be a raging cat.

posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 8:50 PM on February 21, 2013


Drew: Doing violence to pianos is sort of like playing “Blue Suede Shoes”, I mean, it’s got a very long heritage. Is this too bandy for Butt?
Martin: Can we talk about sex again?
dying
posted by carsonb at 9:01 PM on February 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


[Bjork] gets a bit disappointed when everyone’s like, “Pizza!”

I mean, I understand that he's probably referring to people on tour wanting to order pizza, but damned if I didn't just imagine a bunch of people who know and love that gif like I know and love that gif running up to Bjork and just saying 'PIZZA!' and hoping she says 'Word. Pizza.' back.
posted by carsonb at 9:18 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sometimes I sit in my laundry basket and tickle my ears. Sometimes not. Pizza!

Yeah, this post is inspired by seeing Matmos and Mouse on Mars last night here in Seattle thanks to a life long friend, and going through live YouTube videos, and because I recently found some decent speakers in the trash. And Dr. Drew even bummed smokes off me last night and I asked him for spare change to buy a beer in return without knowing I was about to watch him play and we nerded out about music and I didn't even recognize him and I was embarrassed.

Anyway, if this post gets carsonb to a Matmos show in a graveyard in LA, then this post and Metafilter is exceeding its function and all is well.
posted by loquacious at 10:53 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anybody else glance at this quickly and get "cat rage?" That would also make interesting sampling.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:35 AM on February 22, 2013


Matmos are currently Baltimore's Own Matmos, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how to cross paths with them, partly because I get all Vivian Vance and shy at the very prospect and partly because I work too much and then don't ever go out.

But boy, they are the genuine article.
posted by sonascope at 10:11 AM on February 22, 2013


I saw these guys do this sort of thing on Halloween 2000 at the Knitting Factory. Rachel's were on the bill too, who very coincidentally also have a post just a few hours up on today's MeFi roll. Go figure.
posted by nowhere man at 12:17 PM on February 22, 2013


Anybody else glance at this quickly and get "cat rage?"

I got 'Mentos + cat rage'. 'Disappointed' doesn't quite cut it.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 4:25 PM on February 22, 2013


So, this show is actually in the Masonic Lodge inside Hollywood Forever, which just exponenttializes the awesomeness. Horse Lords just finished their opening set and Matmos just turned the lights down. It's past my bedtime.
posted by carsonb at 10:09 PM on February 25, 2013


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