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Matmos Share Two New Album Previews
Christian Eede , July 28th, 2020 14:16

The latest excerpts to emerge from the duo feature guest spots from Yo La Tengo, Giant Swan and Rabit

Matmos have shared two new excerpts from their forthcoming album, The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form.

The two excerpts, titled 'Lo! Lavendar River Karez' and 'I'm On The Team' feature Yo La Tengo and Giant Swan & Rabit respectively. You can hear them via Spotify below.

The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form clocks in at three hours and sees Matmos collaborate with 99 musicians, including Oneohtrix Point Never, DeForrest Brown Jr. (AKA Speaker Music), Pig Destroyer, Jennifer Walshe, Locrian, and Matthew Herbert. All of the musicians featured were given one simple instruction for their contribution: they could play anything that they wanted, but the tempo of any rhythmic material had to be set at 99 beats per minute.

The album will be released in two forms: as a three-disc set with one longform track on each CD, and as a 40-track streaming album. It will also come with a colour-coded chart to help listeners find timestamps for each artist's contribution.

Thrill Jockey will release The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form on August 21, 2020.