In the late 90s, someone at Matador must have become tired of guitars or grown bored with indie rock because all of a sudden the label began releasing all kinds of really great electronic music. In retrospect it's even crazier that the label releasing the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Pavement, Silkworm and Run On was all of a sudden confusing people by putting out albums by Plone, Solex and Boards of Canada. You have to admit that it was a pretty brave move and though it probably didn't pay off financially, it established the label as even more of a maverick in the indie rock world than it already was. Let's take a look back at some of the high points of Matador's electronic years....

Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
 
"Roygbiv"
 
 
 
Two Lone Swordsmen - Stay Down
 
"The Big Clapper"
 
 
 
Solex - Pick Up
 
"Dork at 12 O'Clock"
 
 
 
Console - Rocket in the Pocket
 
"Rocket in the Pocket"
 
 
 
Plone - For Beginner Piano
 
"Marbles"
 
 
 
Burger/Ink - Las Vegas
 
"Flesh & Bleed"
 
 
 
Jega - Spectrum
 
"Musical Chairz"