Today, the Atlanta-based producer, synth wunderkind and CGI Records and DKA label head TWINS (AKA Matt Weiner) shared the video for the third single from his recently announced debut record, That Which Is Not Said, out May 4th via 2MR. The video, which was filmed on Adult Swim’s Bloodfeast show, is a disorienting, brightly colored and highly saturated VHS-quality video for “Taste of Peppermint,” which follows on the heels of the previously released singles, “Stuck” and “Glass Breaks Glass“. The clip was premiered via Post-Punk. TWINS will be taking these new songs on the road across the U.S. on a tour with labelmate Gel Set. The run of shows kicks off tonight in Austin, supporting Front 242 at Mohawk, followed by stops in Atlanta at 529, NYC at Kind Regards, Chicago at HOTH at Danny’s and more before culminating in a party at Fern Gully in Nashville on May 5. Dates below.
Speaking on the track, Weiner says”‘Taste of Peppermint’ was the first song that I wrote and recorded after I moved and had set my studio back up in the new house. Lyrically the song deals with the bittersweet feelings that come with taking a chance, making a change, and a leap forward, unsure of where you’re going to land, but coming out the other side knowing that nothing can ever seem quite the same as it used to seem and learning to live with the changes. Musically, it was one of those songs that just came together reasonably effortlessly, I still have no idea how I came up with that weird drum/synth break in the intro, sometimes you just have to let your brain go on autopilot and show you what’s swimming around your own subconscious.”
Written and recorded over the course of two years in TWINS home studio in Atlanta with various synths, samplers, drum machines, and his very own flesh-and-muscle vocals, That Which Is Not Said is the result of countless studio sessions and experiments that were refined and distilled into the songs that make up the LP. The material was all conceived more or less the same way: a mood or feeling would be channeled through whatever machines were plugged in at the time and eventually a foundation would be developed upon which a loose structure would be improvised. Experimenting and throwing around vocals came next, making up phrases and lyrics on the fly until something clicked and a pathway cleared through the fog and mist.
Having spent the better part of a decade reveling in a moody murk that intersects seductive synth-pop with Featureless Ghost and grotesque industrial-dance grooves in his own right as TWINS, Weiner has more than proved his sincerely sinister and auspiciously artful finesse of synth-based music. Operating from his studio, arrayed with various tools of the trade, Weiner tempers his subtle scourges of sound with an unending sense of bold exploration, processing tracks of pulse-heavy aural catharsis. When performing these songs live, he brings an array of hardware to back up his flooring vocal performances, using his entire being to work the audience into a frenzied trance.