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Return to Archive by Matmos


Return to Archive

Release Date: Nov 3, 2023

Genre(s): Electronic, Electronica, Techno, Pop/Rock, Experimental Techno, Ambient Techno

Record label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


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Album Review: Return to Archive by Matmos

Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critic

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Based on rating 6/10

In her studies of sound illusions, British psychologist Diana Deutsch observed a phenomenon in which the brain will eventually perceive music in a fragment of looped language. Across extended repetition, the mind tends to find pitch and patterns even where none were ever intended. On Return to Archive, Matmos save your subconscious the heavy lifting, as the duo raid the Smithsonian's library of mid-Century records to craft an album completely from non-musical sources, ranging from medical and scientific audio to zoological field recordings.

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