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Kraig Lamper
American Record Guide, January 2011

Matmos and So Percussion’s collaborative release is a pleasure. It’s experimental in its use of instruments…but offers a larger array of instruments and melodic material. So Percussion’s abilities and Matmos’s technical prowess and pop sensibilities combine to create a great program.

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Scott Morrow
Alarm Press, December 2010

Experimental electronic duo Matmos is a noted contemporary practitioner of musique concrète, a cut-and-paste art form that channels existing sounds into new and surprising pieces. And despite delving into what seems like a juxtaposition to electronic music, Matmos uses Treasure State to team with So Percussion, a Brooklyn quartet that brings to life the works of contemporary composers like David Lang, Iannis Xenakis, and John Cage.

On Treasure State, physical objects—ceramics and metal—are explored, and acoustic instruments play a substantial role on a number of tracks. The pairing sounds natural, and it’s surprising that it didn’t happen sooner.

Doyle Armbrust
Time Out Chicago, December 2010

Musique concrète soundscapes against percussion prowess. A macro voyage into micro detail.

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