Plastic Anniversary
Thrill Jockey
Includes Instant Download
LP (teal marble)
thrill482lpx / Includes Download Code
Incl. printed inner sleeve
thrill482lp / Includes Download Code
Incl. printed inner sleeve
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
1Breaking Bread 2:27
2The Crying Pill 4:25
3Interior With Billiard Balls & Synthetic Fat 4:12
4Extending The Plastisphere To GJ237b 0:11
5Silicone Gel Implant 4:32
6Plastic Anniversary 4:07
7Thermoplastic Riot Shield 4:06
8Fanfare For Polyethylene Waste Containers 4:01
9The Singing Tube 2:59
10Collapse Of The Fourth Kingdom 5:03
11Plastisphere 4:21

The incomparable duo, Matmos, have done it again! Their new album, Plastic Anniversary, was created using only plastic. Highlighting the crises of convenience, the duo makes music from our refuse. True to form, the band have assembled a promiscuous array of examples of this sturdy-yet-ersatz family of materials: dominos, styrofoam coolers, police riot shields, polyethylene waste containers, PVC panpipes, pinpricks of bubble wrap, pills, silicone gel breast implants and most horrifically synthetic human fat. Where did this idea come from? Drew Daniels and M.C, Schmidts own “plastic” anniversary as a couple.

Matmos glide from the tongue-in-cheek fun of “Breaking Bread” (literally smashing Bread LPs) to Cronenbergian body-horror of “Interior with Billiard Balls & Synthetic Fat.” The album is playful and poppy while conveying a very serious message and on the darker implications of ignoring the havoc we are imposing on the earth all for the sake of convenience.

LP packaged in jacket made of 100% recycled material, with artworked inner sleeve printed on ethically sourced paper.