Next month, Matmos release Supreme Balloon, a collection of “cosmic pop” tracks, including a 24-minute epic, made entirely from synthesizers. Drew Daniel, one half of the Maryland-based duo, stopped by today’s ‘Gum Drop to explain that on this follow-up to 2006’s The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast the twosome “returned to the space music template that [bandmate/partner] Martin [Schmidt] really listened to heavily as a young man: Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, the cosmic burbling sequencer model.” “Unbeliever,” which the band debuted in this week’s Drop, is not made entirely from synthesizers (therefore, it’s not on Supreme Balloon, musicologists). But you can hear it, and read more of Daniel’s musings about the horror-funk great, here. Or, do additional Matmos research here (for instance, Daniel recently published a book about Throbbing Gristle’s 20 Jazz Funk Greats).
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And we had a last minute hiccup with this week’s prizing so … well, no sweepstakes this week! We’re bummed, too. You can still enter last week’s Korg Mini-KP Kaoss Pad touch-pad effects processor giveaway here. Next week we have something so awesome to make up for it.