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Interview…Le Matos on Outrun, RKSS, and Mondo/Death Waltz Vinyl Releases

Last month, we had the great pleasure to speak with a team of composers we’ve admired for some time. Hailing from Montreal, Le Matos has found their way into the hearts of ‘80s fans around the globe with their energetic sound – one that is as catchy as it is perfect for the films to which the music is attached.

From their debut album Join Us to the scores to Turbo Kid and Summer of 84, they continue to improve and expand their audio palette. If that wasn’t awesome enough, they’ve won tons of acclaim and scores of fans with their theme remixes from genre classics like Akira, Blade Runner and Halloween II. It’s fitting because they are as crazy about movies as they are about their albums, and the passion shows in every note.

Time and again, La Matos has delivered kick-ass music. We’ve been fans for years, and their synth magic hits me right in my DNA, so this interview was a bucket list type of experience.

We were again co-host on the most excellent podcast headed up by our friends: Bryan Kluger of BoomStickComics and High Def Digest and Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle. In this episode, we discussed the group’s origin, their look and sound, their interests, and the sweet vinyl releases.

Now if you’re somehow are still asking “who are Le Matos?” then allow us to make a proper introduction. Enjoy the podcast!

Click any of the images below to head to Le Matos’ Bandcamp page, and listen to the full albums. And you can check out our review of Summer of 84 and as well as the fun interview with the directors.

Mondo/Death Waltz have released three of the above-mentioned titles on vinyl and are essential soundtracks if you’re a fan of electronic scores or vinyl (or both).

For more on Le Matos, you can check out their music here and at Mondo, or head to Jean-Philippe Bernier’s website.