Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Track Of The Day: Metamono - Shafty


I discovered Metamono after their excellent roboid cover of Bowie's 'Warszawa' was featured on the God Is In The TV compilation 'Ashes To Ashes'. They also featured in the latest edition Dominic Valvona's regular 'Tickling My Fancy Revue' round-up which you can check out HERE. They've been around since 2009 and approach music-making in their own unique way. They have a mainfesto. It reads: "All sound is now available to all musicians everywhere. Music has become a flaccid shadow of the social power it once was. METAMONO will restrict and limit the sound sources and techniques available to us in order TO LIBERATE the imagination and TO ECHO the struggle society endures... Our restraints will be our liberties. Our limitations will be our aesthetic. We will kick against the pricks" Interesting stuff. So how do they limit their sound sources? 

"METAMONO WILL NEVER use a microphone, use digital sound generation or sampling, use mechanical sound generation, use digital sound processing, make overdubs, be afraid of mono, or remix.

METAMONO WILL ONLY use analogue electronic sound generation, use analogue electronic sound processing, use digital recording and basic editing when no alternative is available, compose and mix simultaneously and build their own or play used instruments."

They are led by electronic wizard Jono Podmore, also known as Kumo, who has worked with members of Can, as well as putting together the band's awesome 'The Lost Tapes' with Irmin Schmidt. As part of last month's Record Store Month on GIITTV, Podmore has contributed an exclusive article on his record shopping experiences and his thoughts on the future of music retail. You can read that HERE. Listen to the excellent 'Shafty', the B side of the 'Warszawa' 7" below.

You can buy Metamono's music at their website HERE





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