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Audion returns with new single, ‘Motormouth'(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 7, 2013 by E.N.

Audion - Motormouth
Matthew Dear’s dark alter ego Audion first stormed the electronic-music scene in 2004, unveiling a trilogy of pulverizing singles that would ultimately re-align today’s techno sound. In 2006, Audion followed the series with the breakthrough club anthem “Mouth To Mouth,” a constantly ascending work of art that has captured the imagination of DJs and fans in all club genres worldwide. In 2009, Audion re-emerged with a load of new boundary-pushing material and a hypnotic, highly detailed live show which were powerful experiments in chaos and hypnotic depth, tearing down the walls of the live electronic-music experience.

Audion’s four-year silence now comes to an end with “Motormouth”

“Motormouth” is also one of two new tracks on the upcoming career-spanning Audion retrospective called Audion X, set for release December 10th on Spectral Sound. After nearly a decade in which Matthew Dear has exorcised his dancefloor demons through sometimes heavy, occasionally dirty, always ecstatic techno—a collection like this is not only deserved, it’s welcome. Audion X culls only the best tracks from Audion’s singularly reckless mind: the swarm-of-bees climax of the DEMF-defining “Mouth to Mouth” and the stair-step hook of “Look at the Moon”; the serrated mayhem of 2004’s “Kisses” and 2005’s Suckfish full-length, the mischievous sensuality of 2009’s singles series.

And with a new Audion full-length (and accompanying A/V tour) on the horizon in 2014, Audion X wouldn’t be complete without a glimpse into the future: the relentless new singles “Motormouth” and “Sky”.

Tiga vs Audion ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ (Full version STREAM)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by E.N.


Tiga Vs Audion - Let's Go Dancing

Forged in the fire of recent studio sessions for Tiga’s next artist album, ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ is the collaboration between the Canadian producer and Audion aka Matthew Dear. An epic in all senses of the word (the full version clocks in at 9 minutes), ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ is a brilliant piece of hypnotic, primal techno.

Tiga’s new album, of which Matthew is the lead producer, will be released in 2014. The as yet untitled album follows 2009’s ‘Ciao!’ the fruit of 15 months of collaborations with Soulwax, Jesper Dahlback, Gonzales, Jori Hulkonnen, Jake Shears and James Murphy.
Rave survivor, electro upstart and someone who appreciates a good mascara, Tiga is musical evolution personified. Over the past few years, Tiga has repeatedly toured the globe and further bolstered the international reputation of his record label, Turbo. In November 2012, Tiga unleashed a brand new mix LP ‘Tiga Non-Stop’, that featured three original tracks ‘The Picture’ – released on Crosstown Rebels for their anniversary / 100th release – ‘Track City Bitch’ and his last single, ‘Plush’. Remix-wise, he’s reworked Depeche Mode, the xx, Jamie Lidell, Alter Ego, Fever Ray, Moby and most recently, Duke Dumont.

Matthew Dear (aka Audion) is an electronic-music innovator, DJ and live performer, and the founder of label Spectral Sound (sister imprint to Ghostly International). Dear’s dark alter ego Audion first emerged in 2004, unveiling a trilogy of singles that would ultimately re-align today’s techno sound. In 2006, Audion followed the series with the breakthrough club anthem ‘Mouth To Mouth’, a constantly ascending work of art that has captured the imagination of DJs and fans in all club genres worldwide. 2013 has seen the return of the Audion sound, with new material forthcoming.


Beacon – “The Ways We Separate”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2013 by E.N.

Beacon - The Ways We SeparateBeacon are back with their debut full-length record, The Ways We Separate, to be released on April 29th, 2013 on Ghostly International.

Having previously put out two well-received EPs, No Body and the Ghostly-released For Now, Beacon’s new album deals primarily with the ideas and themes of separation, with the complexity of how we separate from others at the heart of the record.

The first single from the album, “Bring You Back,” can be heard now at FADER, who note how it “opens with a gorgeous harp-thing hitting not exactly when you expect it, then rolls out crunchy kicks and pleading singing that sounds not unlike Thom Yorke.” DUMMY describe the “shimmering ballad” as “something like ‘I Wish’ without the customary R. Kelly pomp or theatrics. It’s lovely.”

Having toured with How To Dress Well, Matthew Dear and Gold Panda in 2012, Beacon will play at SXSW this March with additional North American dates to be announced shortly.

Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett, aka Brooklyn duo Beacon, introduced themselves to the world with the No Body and For Now EPs, both released last year on Ghostly International. The EPs were united by minimalist, R&B-influenced instrumentation, and also by a lyrical theme, with both serving as meditations on the darkness that underpins the most intense of human emotions: love.

The duo’s debut album The Ways We Separate both consolidates and develops these ideas. The album focuses, as the title suggests, on the idea of separation — both within the context of relationships and in a more intimate, psychological sense. As Mullarney explains, “The narrative contained inside The Ways We Separate deals with two kinds of separation: one where two entities grow apart, and the other where we grow apart from ourselves. Over the course of a relationship, the two sometimes happen together, one being the result of the other.”

Desires, passions and regrets are central to the songs on The Ways We Separate, which take a variety of perspectives to construct a nuanced reflection on the album’s central theme. ‘Between the Waves’ draws a clever analogy between relationships and soundwaves falling out of phase: “I know all the ways we separate/ Where we start to fade at different frequencies.” ‘Overseer’ catalogues a parting of the ways with discomfiting clarity: “Isn’t it fine?/ Taking it slow?/ Watching you watch me walk out your door.” And album closer ‘Split in Two’ explores how the extremes of love and loss can take you far away from being the person you thought you were, making explicit the connection between the two ideas of separation: “What I’d do for you?”, sings Thomas Mullarney, “Split myself in half/ Divided into two.”

Musically, The Ways We Separate finds Beacon working with a richer sonic palette than ever before —as Gossett says, “The production on this album is much more expansive than anything thing we’ve done thus far. We spent a lot of time exploring new gear and experimenting with how to pull a wide range of sound out of various instruments. Some of the key sonics that shaped this LP are analogue synthesis, lots of heavily processed guitar work, and vocal layering/processing.” While the abiding mood remains that of late-night introspection, the production draws from elements of hip hop and a wide gamut of electronic music, marrying intricate beats and subtle textures to honeyed pop melodies that belie the album’s conceptual depth. Rarely has bleakness sounded so pretty — this is a record that’s deceptively, compellingly beautiful, an exploration of a place both discomfiting and darkly seductive.

Release date: Monday, 29/April/2013
Track list:
1. Bring You Back
2. Feeling’s Gone
3. Between The Waves
4. Drive
5. Overseer
6. Late November
7. Studio Audience
8. Headlights
9. Anthem
10. Split In Two

Matthew Dear – album teaser, Poolside remix Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by E.N.

M ss ng p eces in collaboration with Matthew Dear present the Beams album trailer. You will find a dancer, a poet, a trumpet player and mainstay Ghostly visual artist and designer Michael Cina painting Dear’s portrait for the cover of Beams. This is the third time Matthew Dear and m ss ng p eces have joined forces.

Meanwhile, “Her Fantasy,” the highly praised lead single from Beams continues to be embraced. Recently, director Tommy O’Haver shared his self-described “mash-up” homage to Avant Garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger in his video for “Her Fantasy”. Poolside now slows “Her Fantasy” down to a cool breeze with their tantalizing remix.

Matthew is also confirmed to appear for Boiler Room in their breakfast show, next Tuesday 8th August. Tune in live at 10am to watch his set.

Beams is available August 27th (Worldwide) & 28th (North America).

Download:Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy (Poolside Remix)

Matthew Dear – “Her Fantasy” (Official Video)

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Download:Matthew Dear – Crimewaves

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Matthew Dear new Album “Beams”
Released on 27th August (Ghostly International)
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Matthew Dear – Crimewaves

Matthew Dear announces new album ‘Beams’; debuts new track(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by E.N.

Matthew Dear Announces Details for Upcoming Album, Beams;
Offers Lead Track “Her Fantasy”

Released on 27th August (Ghostly International)

Matthew Dear, the relentless songwriter, producer and collaborator, offered an early taste of what to expect from Beams with the well-received EP, Headcage, in January of this year. The highlights were working with other producers (Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid) and vocalists (Johnny from The Drums) which lent Headcage an openness and poise.

Recorded in Dear’s home studio and mixed at Nicolas Vernhes’ Rare Book Room studios in Brooklyn, Beams evokes a day-lit dreamworld at once strange and familiar. While the album’s dancefloor-ready tempos, major keys, and sun-warmed synths signal Beams as the lighter, brighter response to its predecessor, closer inspection reveals a squirming mass of oddball details. Dear’s latest productions creak and groan like anxious organisms, with slivers of guitar, electric bass, and drum kit darting in and out among the synths and samples.

Early on in Matthew Dear’s Beams— the New York-based artist’s fourth full-length, his first since 2010’s shadowy masterpiece Black City— something strange happens. A thick-fingered electric bass gallops in atop a driving backbeat as Dear sneers, “It’s alright to be someone else sometimes.” It may be odd to hear former techno-wunderkind Matthew Dear playing rock music, but the manic punk pulse of “Earthforms” is just one facet of Beams’ kaleidoscopic journey. Shot through with equal parts optimism and uneasiness, Beams is the latest transmission from one of pop music’s most fascinating creative minds.

Beams’ lyrics, meanwhile, are deeply personal, expressing vulnerability and confusion in startlingly immediate ways. “Do I feel love like all of the others or is this feeling only mine?” Dear sings on the strutting lead-off single “Her Fantasy“, later wondering “Am I one heartbeat away from receiving a damaging shock to my life?” Dear has grown into his songwriting voice, and he wears his current lyrical perspective—that of a man with something to lose—with an impressive grace.

When all is said and done, the central tension in Matthew Dear’s Beams— musical mischief vs. lyrical maturity—may not be a tension at all. After all, growing up involves learning to integrate all of one’s disparate selves. “I’m about 4 to 5 different people at any given time,” Dear says. “By allowing all of those different personalities to exist… the most pure and direct self can come through in the music. [The songs] may still be cryptic, and full of contradictions—but in my opinion, that is pure, unadulterated thought in musical form. They are direct lines to the center.”

In other words, Beams. Beams is slated for an August 27th (EU/UK) & 28th (North America) release date.

Today, Matthew offers “Her Fantasy”—the celebratory lead single from said album. If Beams is the sound of Matthew Dear waking up after the long, dark night of Black City, then “Her Fantasy” is the sun’s first rays, peaking over the horizon.  Opening with a head-turning whistle-and-cowbell rhythm, “Her Fantasy” signals Beams’ queasy optimism in classic Matthew Dear avant-pop form—that is, without verses and choruses per se, but by hustling through a series of wickedly catchy sections whose twisted internal logic becomes clear as the song progresses. The track builds to an ecstatic climax, in which Dear’s exhortation to “Sit where you stand / hand on your heart / hand on your man” is gradually engulfed in a cloud of treble-tickling distortion.


01. Her Fantasy
02. Earthforms
03. Headcage
04. Fighting Is Futile
05. Up & Out
06. Overtime
07. Get The Rhyme Right
08. Ahead of Myself
09. Do The Right Thing
10. Shake Me
11. Temptation | |


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