Review : MATMOS - Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast
AV ClubThe sound of semen, it turns out, is squishy and thin. Personal rape alarms? Chilling and shrill. A theremin played by snails? Hard to say. Those are just a few of the samples on Matmos' The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast, a collection of sonic portraits patterned after figures from a sprawling, eccentric history of ideas....full text
StylusMagazineIt’s far easier to reel off a list of Matmos concepts than it is to hum one of their tunes. M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel combine waggishness, an incredible knowledge of pop culture, and highbrow aesthetics in such a way that it never approaches what one would normally call pop music. And that’s what turns people off so quickly: anyone reading about their choice of instruments could dismiss the whole thing as “wacky” or “brainy.” ...full text
PlaylouderNone of the usual suspects are invited to Matmos' fantasy dinner party. Instead, James Bidgood, maker of kitsch erotica, cosies up to misandrist and wannabe Andy Warhol assassin Valerie Solanas. Bedsit record producer and land-lady murderer Joe Meek finds himself somewhere down the table from Patricia Highsmith, reclusive novelist and snail-fancier....full text
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