Matthew Dear – Black City

August 19, 2010

The Resident Advisor review mentions DJ Koze, David Bowie, and Brian Eno in association with Matthew Dear‘s new album, “Black City,” just out this week. And I agree.

Even though the two have quite different styles, Matthew Dear, like DJ Koze, uses vocal arrangements to great effect, giving his compositions a unique and interesting feel. And the connections to “Heroes”-era Bowie and Eno are easy both to see, in the album’s cover and title, and to hear, especially, in standout tracks like “Little People,” on his Myspace page and below.

All these elements and influences combine to make “Black City” Matthew Dear’s most consistent and compelling lp to date.


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