Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Matmos: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Feb 20 2013

Soon after M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel got to know one another around 1994, the pair started Matmos, an avant-garde electronic outfit that plays with music's possibilities and perceptions. The former S.F. (now Baltimore) group has utilized rat cages, Bible pages, medical procedures, hair, hot tubs, latex wear, rock salt, and barking dogs to concoct its recordings, melding those novelty instruments with regular ones (guitar, banjo, drums) and poppy, dance-oriented inclinations. Matmos scored 2012's The Ganzfeld EP using parapsychological experiments that involved sensory deprivation, telepathic communication, and white noise. Next to that, Matmos' new and less conceptual (but still strange) LP, The Marriage of True Minds (whose title surely nods to Shakespeare's Sonnet 116), seems almost benign.

About The Author

Reyan Ali

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


  • U2 @ SAP Center in San Jose
    Last night U2 performed the first U.S. date of it’s Innocence + Experience tour at SAP Center in San Jose. All four band members were present despite recent injuries sustained by both Bono and Edge. The sold out show took audience members on a walk down memory lane as the band revisited their roots. The innovative stage and lighting used gave the arena show an intimate feel, and engaged audience members in all sections of the venue. Photographs by Sugarwolf.
  • Bay to Breakers 2015 - NSFW
    The 103rd annual Bay to Breakers 12K race was packed on Sunday despite the cold weather. With a starting point a few blocks from The Embarcadero, people dressed as bananas, Elvis and everything in between ran west through the city and finished at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach.

    Photographs by Christopher Victorio.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed