The incomparable duo, Matmos, have done it again! Their new album,
Plastic Anniversary, was created using only plastic. Highlighting the
crises of convenience, the Duo make music from our refuse. True to
form, the band have assembled a promiscuous array of examples of
this sturdy-yet-ersatz family of materials: Dominos, Styrofoam coolers,
police riot shields, polyethylene waste containers, PVC panpipes,
pinpricks of bubble wrap, pills, silicone gel breast implants and most
horrifically synthetic human fat. Where did this idea come from? Drew
Daniels and M.C, Schmidts own "plastic" anniversary as a couple.
Matmos glide from the tongue-in-cheek fun of "Breaking Bread" (literally
smashing Bread LPs) to Cronenbergian body-horror of "Interior with Billiard
Balls & Synthetic Fat." The album is playful and poppy while conveying
a very serious message and on the darker implications of ignoring the
havoc we are imposing on the earth all for the sake of convienience.
A super special limited edition set will come with a sculptural album,
embedded with plastic bottles, that while is the actual album, is
rendered viruatlly unplayable by the pastic floating within. This
edition also includes the album on a exclusive multi color mashup
vinyl, a t-shirt, and a bonus track, all exclusive to the box. All
proceeds from this special edition will benefit The Ocean Cleanup.