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Matmos - Ultimate Care II album
  • Performer Matmos
  • Title Ultimate Care II
  • Date of release 2016
  • Country US
  • Style Experimental, Abstract
  • Other formats MP3 MP2 DMF DTS VOX ADX FLAC
  • Genre Electronic
  • Size MP3 1925 mb
  • Size FLAC 1346 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 282

Ultimate Care II is an experimental electronic music album by Matmos, released on February 19, 2016 on Thrill Jockey. Ultimate Care II consists entirely of sounds produced by the musicians' Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washing machine, recorded in their basement

Ultimate Care II is the new album from renowned conceptual electronics duo Matmos (Drew Daniel and . Recorded in the basement studio of their home in Baltimore, the album is constructed entirely out of the sounds generated by a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine.

Not according to Matmos, whose new album Ultimate Care II was entirely generated by the Whirlpool washing machine of the same name. They hit the appliance, massaged it, processed it, and jolted it with samples of its own noise. It's not such a strange instrument for Matmos. The first moments are relatively straightforward, considering that we're talking about an album recorded from a washing machine: Somebody turns the dial, and the chamber floods. Polyrhythmic drumming slowly intensifies, before subsiding into amphibian breathing noises. There's this coarse timbre that resembles a wildly overblown saxophone-fingers rubbing the chassis, sensuality experienced as agony.

Ultimate Care II is meant to be an encounter with the unrealized possibilities of domesticity, says a statement from the label.

No strangers to unusual sound sources, Matmos narrow their focus on Ultimate Care II: Every sound comes from the duo's washing machine. Mimicking a single wash cycle, the 38-minute album begins with a spin of the dial and the sound of running water before zigzagging through polyrhythmic techno, rumbling musique concrète, and bursts of what sounds like free improv. Utilizing every method imaginable-from drumming their hands on the lid to inviting Dan Deacon to blast MIDI data at the unit-they wring a wealth of sounds out of their humble machine. Ultimate Care II Matmos.

Matmos - Ultimate Care II Supposedly, Matmos's last album was about an idea in Drew Daniel's head, which he tried to convey to a series of test subjects via telepathy. But really the album was about all of the other "abouts" that spun off from that (still) secret idea. The music's perverse composition method, spread of collaborators and bizarre jumble of styles drew attention to the double meanings and misunderstandings that cluster around any piece of art. We can never really know what an artist intends

Ultimate Care II is the new album from renowned conceptual electronics duo Matmos (Drew Daniel and .

This album is comprised of one 38-minute long experimental electronic track heavily themed around the spin cycle of a washing machine. InThis album is comprised of one 38-minute long experimental electronic track heavily themed around the spin cycle of a washing machine. In other words, this album is about as far out of my comfort zone as you can get without getting into harsh noise territory. Ultimate Care II isn't a record I'll be coming back to that often, but I absolutely have to appreciate the creativity that went into this project. Ultimate Care II is an album to be appreciated more than enjoyed. 0 of 0 users found this helpful.

Tracklist

Wash Side
A Untitled
Rinse Side
B Untitled

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Thrill Jockey
  • Copyright (c) – Matmos
  • Exclusive Retailer – Thrill Jockey

Credits

  • Mastered By – Rashad Becker
  • Photography By [Photo Illustrations] – Ted Mineo
  • Programmed By [MIDI] – Dan Deacon
  • Software Instrument [Virtual Washing Machine MIDI Modeling] – Max Eilbacher
  • Sound Designer [Processing] – Jon "Wobbly" Leidecker*
  • Sounds [Washing Machine] – Jason Willett, Sam Haberman
  • Sounds [Washing Machine], Sounds [Water], Performer [Transducers], Sampler [Sampling], Sequenced By, Edited By, Sound Designer [Processing], Mixed By – Drew Daniel, M.C. Schmidt*
  • Tape [Analog Tape Manipulation] – Duncan Moore

Notes

In loving memory of Rex Ray. R.I.P.

LP is packaged in a heavy stock jacket with full color inner sleeve and free download coupon.

From liner notes on the inner sleeve:

WARNING
All sounds on this recording were originally
generated by a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II
washing machine in the basement of our
home in Baltimore.
These sounds were then manipulated with
samplers, software and outboard processing
gear.
No synthesizers or drum machines were used.

AVERTISSEMENT
Tous les sons de cet enregistrement ont été créés
avec une machine à laver Whirlpool Ultimate Care II
dans le sous-sol de notre maison à Baltimore.

Ces sons ont ensuite été manipulés par des
samplers, des logiciels et des filtres externes.
Ni synthétiseur ni boîte à rythmes n'ont été utilisés.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As Printed): 7903 7704 0111
  • Matrix / Runout (wash side): THRILL 401 A 24222.1...
  • Matrix / Runout (rinse side): THRILL 401 B 24222.2 ...

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
thrill 401 Matmos Ultimate Care II ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Ver) Thrill Jockey thrill 401 US 2016
PCD-24470 Matmos Ultimate Care II ‎(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-24470 Japan 2016
Thrill 401 Matmos Ultimate Care II ‎(File, MP3, Album, 320) Thrill Jockey Thrill 401 US 2016
thrill 401 Matmos Ultimate Care II ‎(LP, Album) Thrill Jockey thrill 401 US 2016
thrill 401 Matmos Ultimate Care II ‎(CD, Album) Thrill Jockey thrill 401 US 2016


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Funky
Great sound quality on the pressing! Very crisp and well mastered.