Ramuntcho Matta released his eponymous album on Mosquito Records in 1985, fusing the sonic worlds of funk, no wave and ambient. Thirty-eight years after Matta’s first release, WeWantSounds is now reissuing the record. The 19-track LP not only served as the soundtrack for the play »VIA«, but is equally impressive with its avant-funk tracks like »Sassam Kitaki«, which uses slap bass and synthesisers to interrupt the beautiful reverberation of Elli Medeiro’s voice with unaccustomed bursts of sound.
The sound of »Avatar«, in contrast, is muffled and distorted, as if you are in your own isolated bubble and can only perceive your surroundings from a distance. Here the irregular barking of a dog, there the gentle lapping of water. One track later, you can ride blissfully into the sunset with »Wallaroo«, although towards the end, the track sounds more like a sinister stranger has joined in unnoticed. The track »Une A Une« also makes its début alongside the reissue, with the instrumental version appearing on vinyl for the first time.