The Matmos duo, long of San Francisco but now based in Baltimore, is helping Thrill Jockey celebrate its 20th anniversary by signing with the label, a move from Matador. The Ganzfeld EP is due out in the autumn. An album, The Marriage of True Minds, is due out in “early 2012.” They’ve posted a version of a song from the EP, “Very Large Green Triangles (Edit),” for free download. It’s a varied beast of a piece, less a song than a suite, with orchestral segments, the duo’s trademark emphasis on brittle percussion, and vast swaths of chanting; it features vocals by Ed Schrader. The scope might to some extent be influenced by Matmos’ recent theatrical endeavor, participating in Robert Wilson’s “multimedia colossus,” The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic
Track originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/thrilljockey. More on what’s up with Matmos, aka Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt, at vague-terrain.com and thrilljockey.com.