In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Benjamin Myers and Nell Zink, a review of Matmos’s latest album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Madhuri Vijay, Man Booker International Prize, Jordan A. Rothacker’s Playlist, Cecil Taylor, Matmos at 25, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Madhuri Vijay, a playlist from Jordan A. Rothacker, an interview with Matmos, and more.
“The idea of telepathy seems both romantic and creepy, disturbingly intimate, an ultimate self-annihilation; identical twins are popular in psychic experiments and horror movies alike.” Chris Randle wrote about Matmos for Hazlitt. Adam Wilson wrote about his recent visit to Cambodia. Vanessa Veselka: interviewed at Identity Theory. Warren Ellis on film adaptations, working with Molly Crabapple, and more. Jenn Pelly has some thoughts on the terrific DC punk band Priests at Pitchfork. Pete Swanson, who we interviewed earlier in the […]
Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt comprise Matmos, whose music appeals equally to the cerebral and the instinctual. Their first work for Thrill Jockey is The Ganzfeld EP, which takes as its starting point a series of experiments having to do with ESP; a new full-length album, The Marriage of True Minds, will follow next year. I checked in with Daniel and Schmidt at their Baltimore home to talk psychic research, concept art, and much more.