Compared to the inspirations for Matmos' earlier albums -- which include telepathy and plastic surgery -- a washing machine seems prosaic. However, this simplicity gives Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt the perfect showcase for their skill at transforming sounds into art. Named for the Whirlpool model they used to record the album, Ultimate Care II takes listeners through an entire cycle, literally and figuratively: its single 38-minute track matches the time the machine takes to wash a load of laundry. Between the creaking ...

Ultimate Care II 2016, Thrill Jockey

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