Stream Matthew Dear - Beams, a playlist by ghostly from desktop or your mobile device. com/collections/. w-dear-beams. Released by: Ghostly International. Album release date: 27 August 2012. 1. Matthew Dear - Her Fantasy. 2. Matthew Dear - Earthforms. 3. Matthew Dear - Headcage. 4. Matthew Dear - Fighting Is Futile. Albums from this user.
Beams is the fifth studio album by Matthew Dear. It was released via Ghostly International in 2012. Clash placed it at number 28 on its list of the "Top 40 Albums of 2012". MusicOMH named it the 3rd best album of 2012.
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As the album settles into its second half though, there's a dawning of sorts to Dear's approach to sound, a lightening around the edges of the first half's sensual drive. This contemplation, this self-examination, is matched by the levity of Dear's music.
Dear's vocals are at their most expressive, imposing, and sinister. If kept to an inaudible volume, they could be used in a slasher flick as the mutterings of an obscene phone caller. When heard as clearly as possible, certain couplets, like the one that forms the teenage wildlife chorus within the burbling "Headcage," leave an immediate impression but are sufficiently creepy no matter their harmless (or just imperceptible) meaning
Beams by Matthew Dear, released 28 August 2012 1. Her Fantasy 2. Earthforms 3. Headcage 4. Fighting is Futile 5. Up & Out 6. Overtime 7. Get The Rhyme Right 8. Ahead of Myself 9. Do The Right Thing 10. Shake Me 11. Temptation 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
Arguably the least Texan-sounding Texan recording artist in musical history, Matthew Dear makes intelligent, almost lugubrious electronic art-pop. Influenced by his college days in Michigan and Detroit’s position as the birthplace of techno, Dear initially had more impact as dance act Audion than as the maker of two largely ignored albums back in 2003 and 2004. Beams provides more evidence of Dear’s two unusual talents. First, he is able to reassemble a set of easily identifiable 70s/80s influences (he’s always been open about his debt to Bowie, Eno and Talking Heads) while simultaneously making a noise that is now unmistakably Matthew Dear.
On Beams, his fifth album under his birth name, Dear undertakes the most impressive and important growth spurt of all: mixing high art with deeply personal revelations, finding a way to express a more unified self after years of playing career hopscotch. Though Dear himself has admitted to being four to five different people at any given time, he doesn’t seem to suffer from such split personalities on Beams; instead, the album’s 11 tracks hew to a unified persona, even if that person is deeply conflicted.
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|5||Up & Out||4:16|
|7||Get The Rhyme Right||3:48|
|8||Ahead Of Myself||3:49|
|9||Do The Right Thing||4:42|
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