Bjork

Matmos play and ponder the washing machine on 'Ultimate Care II'

Matmos play and ponder the washing machine on 'Ultimate Care II'

Too often, concept albums come off like attempts at critique-proofing—canny, cowardly clusters of shticky songs to which you can't say nothing because the pieces justify the whole and if you're not feeling it, well, you just don't get it, man. But Matmos have a whole discography full of heady recordings that show what happens when you grab hold of an idea, however goofy, and see it through. To name a few highlights in the Baltimore by way of San Francisco duo's 20-plus year career: a record full of surgery audio ("A Chance To Cut Is a Chance To Cure"), the Bjork beats made up of the sounds of ice cracking that they coproduced ("Vespertine"), and 2013's...

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