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Monday, 15 February 2016

Ultimate Care

Electronic duo Matmos have an album out later this month, one track, thirty-eight minutes long, made up entirely of sounds created using a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washing machine. It was made by sampling the sounds of the machine during its cycles but also the sounds of drumming it, prodding it and rubbing it. You could dismiss this as just a high concept art project. However the excerpt below sounds pretty good. It's very rhythmic, as you'd expect, but the melodies, clanks and thunks keep it interesting.


The Swede said...

I read about this, intriguing stuff. I wonder if they're going to continue the theme.

drew said...

Sorry SA not for me, pretentious wank in my opinion.

Swiss Adam said...

I'm going to go and record our toaster. See what I can get out of it.