A number of close Matmos pals and some musical idols of ours came along for the ride this time: many of the songs are built of cut-up and manipulated synth solos played by Jay Lesser, Matthew "Safety Scissors" Curry, and Jon Leidecker (aka "Wobbly"). The album also features a guest appearance by Bay Area classical pianist Sarah Cahill, who tickles the plastic on our "cover" of French baroque composer Francois Couperin's "Les Folies Francaises" and a face-melting solo on the E.V.I. (Electronic Voice Instrument) from a living treasure of American jazz, Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra. For those of you completists who seek out bonus tracks, we would also like to point out that the vinyl and digital editions of the album include a bonus track featuring an ARP 2600 solo played by none other than Terry Riley. The album has some really sweet original artwork by Robert Syrett which was made in collaboration with the number-crunching wizards at The Echo Nest, and the whole package is lovingly layed out by Rex Ray. You can hear the album's first song "Rainbow Flag" on the Matador website. We will have lots more to say about the album once it is released, and we're currently planning European and American tours in which only traditional synthetic cuisine of the highest quality will be served.