FREE MP3: Matthew Dear – Headcage


New York producer & DJ Matthew Dear releases his ‘Headcage’ EP in the new year. Today he offers Download & Video teaser; Headcage, listen to it’s hym like electronic rumble below.
Matthew Dear – Headcage by ghostly

Matthew Dear’s EP, Headcage (available January 17th), stands as a testament to the New Yorker’s work as a relentless songwriter, producer and in a new light, collaborator. Working with other producers and vocalists as well as mixing/tracking at Nicolas Vernhes’ famed Rare Book Room studio has lent Headcage an openness and poise to the four songs presented here.

Our last look at Matthew Dear’s creative cycle was the fathoms-deep starkness of his 2010 album, Black City. A triumph of slowly imploding romanticism, Black City was ultimately just another step in Dear’s creative evolution from his breakthrough Asa Breed (2007) and his Detroit-meets- Berlin minimal techno of Leave Luck to Heaven (2003). The vision found in this EP is a likely harbinger for Dear’s full-length, Beams (coming in 2012).

Matthew Dear’s latest audio/video excursion combines the upbeat title track with mesmerizing abstraction from London-based director Morgan Beringer. The upbeat future-pop and signature Dear croon of “Headcage” meet shifting quasi-geological patterns, which eventually morph into hazy, near-perceptible flashes. Certainly a turn towards the light, following Dear’s work for 2010’s Black City.

Before Matthew and his band head back out on tour, he headlines some DJ gigs in Europe and Australia.

12.02 Madrid, SP @ PLAYBACK CLUB (DJ SET)
12.03 London, UK @ A NIGHT WITH… (DJ SET)
12.07 Naples, IT @ WOO (DJ SET)
12.08 Rome, IT @ GOA (DJ SET)
12.09 Milan, IT @ PRIVATE (DJ SET)
12.10 Venice, IT @ ALTAVOZ (DJ SET)
12.11 Berlin, DE @ PANORAMA BAR (DJ SET)
01.20 Perth, AU @ LIKES OF YOU (DJ SET)
01.21 Brisbane, AU @ BAR SOME (DJ SET)
01.22 Wellington, NZ @ SANDWICHES (DJ SET)
01.25 Melbourne, AU @ NOVEL (DJ SET)
01.26 Sydney, AU @ AGWA YACHT CLUB (DJ SET)


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