In a couple of months, Matmos, the Baltimore-based conceptual production duo, will release a new album with a particularly loony thread uniting all its sounds. The duo made their new album Ultimate Care II entirely from sounds they recorded from their laundry machine. Local luminaries like Dan Deacon and Horse Lords’ Max Eilbacher and Sam Haberman helped out a bit, and we finally get to hear a bit of what this washing-machine music sounds like. You can hear plenty of clangs and liquid swishes on “Excerpt Five,” the album’s first single, but you can also hear these beautiful synth-washes that don’t sound like anything my washing machine does. Vicki Bennett and Peter Knight directed the video, which consists largely of clips from old laundry commercials. Check it out below.
Ultimate Care II is out 2/19 on Thrill Jockey. Pre-order it here.