DEAR, MATTHEW - BEAMS (2LP)


"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." 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." (label info)
in stock | US| 2012| GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL | 19.90


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