Album News: Matthew Dear constructs ‘Black City’ on his new LP
New York’s Matthew Dear is set to release his highly anticipated fourth album ‘Black City’ this 13th August. ‘Black City’ can only be defined as a composite; an imaginary metropolis peopled by desperate cases, lovelorn souls, and amoral motives. Like most literary Gothams, ‘Black City’ is a place to love and hate, as seedy as a nightclub’s back room and as addictive as the brown stuff.
‘Black City’ will be supported by experimental video and documentary footage that will be released in August.
As the co-founder of both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound, he’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Hot Chip.
Dear has been known to take on any role including dance-music producer, experimental pop artist and bandleader. He straddles musical worlds, yet belongs to none.
Matthew Dear’s album ‘Black City’ is out 13 August 2010 on Ghostly International through Inertia
“…Black City is his ominous best, a dubby electronic dirge that draws a perfect line between Berlin-era Bowie, ’80s EBM, ’90s house, and newish mopemakers like Cold Cave and the XX…” -Village Voice
“a demonstration of Dear’s peerless production skills and burgeoning prowess as a songwriter…” -Music Week