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The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast * Matmos * Matador

For their fifth full-length, San Francisco experimental electronic duo Matmos pay homage to 10 outre queer legends--including William S. Burroughs and King Ludwig II of Bavaria--via manicured "sound portraits." Yes, darling, it is Art. But is it Entertainment? Affirmative. "Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan" stitches hissing high hats, bursts of brass, and mechanized hand claps into a moody disco-house workout, while furtive rustling and strangulated funk guitar coagulate into instrumental '70s soul on "Public Sex for Boyd McDonald." Joining partners Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt in the musical miasma are latter-day gay icons including Bjork and Antony. Sometimes the connection between celebrant and source material is too esoteric to discern without a cheat sheet--live snarls help construct the paean to Strangers on a Train author Patricia Highsmith--but the results are compelling regardless.--Kurt B. Reighley
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Title Annotation:The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
Author:Reighley, Kurt B.
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Sound recording review
Date:May 23, 2006
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