A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure

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A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure
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Studio album by Matmos
Released March 13, 2001 (2001-03-13)
Genre Electronic music
Length 46:17
Label Matador
Matmos chronology
The West
A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure
The Civil War
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Almost Cool (8/10)[3]
The Milk Factory 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10)[5]

A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure is a 2001 album by electronic music group Matmos. The album consists primarily of samples of medical procedures, including plastic surgeries, liposuctions, hearing tests and bonesaws. The album maintains a sense of humour in contrast with the serious nature of the audio being sampled. The exception to the medical samples is the song "For Felix (And All the Rats)", a piece dedicated to their deceased pet rat Felix, performed entirely on his cage.

The two members of Matmos, Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt, both had doctors as parents, a fact that likely influenced them in the album's creation[6] The album is sometimes considered a concept album within the glitch or musique concrète genre.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lipostudio...And So On"    
2. "L.A.S.I.K."    
3. "Spondee"    
4. "Ur Tchun Tan Tse Qi"    
5. "For Felix (And All the Rats)"    
6. "Memento Mori"    
7. "California Rhinoplasty"    
Japanese Edition
No. Title Length
8. "Cymbals & Aspirin (A Breakthrough In Pain Relief)"    


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