The Quietus Hour: A Matmos NTS Special From Unsound
, November 17th, 2016 10:56
Matmos' reinterpretation of Robert Ashley's Infinite Lives was one of the highlights of Unsound 2016 and while in Krakow Luke & John were lucky enough to have Drew Daniel and MC Schmidt on for Quietus Hour special in association with NTS
Recently when Luke and John were in Krakow for Unsound, NTS radio kindly invited them to present their show The Quietus Hour live from the festival. When asked who, among all of the musicians, DJs and producers appearing that week, they would like to interview for the show, Matmos were top of their wish list. Drew Daniel and MC Schmidt are already responsible for one of tQ's favourite albums of the year in the shape of Ultimate Care II, which came out on Thrill Jockey and is based on the cycle of a washing machine using just samples from their own appliance. But the couple were in Krakow to perform three 'episodes' from Robert Ashley's "opera for TV", Perfect Lives, which was a clear highlight of the week, in a festival packed to the brim with intelligent and exciting programming. Martin and Drew came in to talk about this fascinating show and kindly tolerated Luke and John's pork and caffeine-addled gibbering including trans-Atlantic explanations of what a pouffe is, Chris Watson's cow pats, Throbbing Gristle... and they also brought in a fine selection of musical oddities for your sonic delectation. Thanks to Zara Wladawsky and Chloe Frieda and all at NTS. Subscribe to The Quietus Hour podcast on iTunes here.