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CD Review: Experimental Sounds from So Percussion and Matmos on Treasure State

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What happens when you trust the Brooklyn experimental ensemble So Percussion's sounds with the electronica innovating masters Matmos? The simple answer is that you get Treasure State, a collaborative album that will be digitally released on June 8th (physical release July 13th) via Cantaloupe Music.

The music on Treasure State features steel drums, mallet percussion, water splashing, blippy samples, backward drum hits, trumpets, a toy piano, grungy electronics, blowing over glass bottles, a drum kit and so many other sounds whose origins we can’t begin to identify. Even though the album has an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to sound sources, Baltimore-based Matmos creates a cohesive and well-crafted sonic cloth that grooves, floats, twinkles, warps and gets dirty.