Matmos is the name a talented duo of electronic musicians from San Francisco. Drew Daniels and MC Schmidt have, for the past few years, been quietly putting out "electronic" music that challenges the preconceptions of what electronic music should be. By recording noises produced by such original sound sources as human skin, latex, cigarettes, and even the amplified sound of the firing of a synapse in crayfish nerve tissue, and layering real drums and melodies over them, Matmos have achieved a synthesis of organic and artificial elements in their music. Their distinctive and pleasing rhythms are part of what make them so unique. Albums include their most recent, "The West", "Quasi Objects", and a self titled LP.