[My Gang] Matthew Dear – Little People (Black City) : Reco of the Week 31 Aug 2010

RSS
Partager

31 août 2010, 16h32m

Track: Little People (Black City)
Artist: Matthew Dear
Album: Black City
Tags: , , , ,
Video: Click the pic...

YouTube, audio upload


One of the tracks that will define the summer of 2010 will be this one from Matthew Dear - Little People (Black City).

At over nine minutes long, in three sections roughly divided into three minutes each, it is a highlight from a near perfect album.


(Source: MySpace)


Black City is darker and poppier than earlier work, taking it away from dance floor fillers to appeal to the wider world. Weird catchy little hooks, unexpected words in strange lines and otherworldly imagery typify the new direction. His vocals are deep and mannered, recalling the style of many artists of the early 80s, who in turn were inspired by Bryan Ferry. This is music for gentlemen in suits and long overcoats, the brims of their hats obscuring a dash of black eyeliner.

The nod to the past doesn't stop there. Beginning with early 80s post-punk, art-rock and new romantics, we have funky grooves, mid-80s hip-hop, old skool club classics of the early 90s, right up to the morose tones of The xx, who Dear has remixed for.



The darkness is sexy. It's the sleazy, sweaty, dirty variety from shady corners of nightclubs. Unlike earlier albums, all the track names are 'safe for work', again appealing to a wider market, but the sexiness remains and if anything, is intensified for the restraint.

That's just the umbrella. Embedded in the layers as you go deeper are details which only reveal themselves on repeat listen or on headphones. Tiny quirks, little flashes of sound, odd rhythms. They can throw you off your stride as you dance, catching you off guard and cause you to wonder what happened if you're following them. Glamourous little jewels to catch your attention.

The album closes with the emotional Gem, a beautiful, ethereal ambient piano piece with Dear's vocals over distorted, distant vocals in the background and choral oohs.

Matthew Dear is described as one of America’s foremost minimal techno producers, with a career that goes back about ten years. He and Sam Valenti IV created the record label, Ghostly International. Over the decade, he has remixed for and collaborated with others, and worked under a number of aliases, including Audion. He lists Talking Heads, David Bowie, Adonis, Nitzer Ebb, and Roman Flügel as inspirations.




Babs


- My Gang

Reco of the Week archives
My Gang Reco of The Week

Disclaimer: Mines



Admin: Stats as of today:

Last.fm listeners of this track - 5,975
No. of plays scrobbled in Last.fm - 14,074
Position in Last 7 Days: 2 / 2,228
Position in Last 6 Months: 181 / 10

Video
Date Added: August 09, 2010
Views: 8,293, Ratings: 10, Comments: 5, Favourites: 96

Stats after 7 days:

Last.fm listeners of this track - 7,093
No. of plays scrobbled in Last.fm - 17,240
Position in Last 7 Days: 2 / 1,993
Position in Last 6 Months: 59 / 77

Video
Views: 11,445, Ratings: 10, Comments: 5, Favourites: 117



202 Unique Visitors
236 Page Views



Unique Visitors
Unique Visitors


.
Envois approuvés
i'd die without music, Electronica, Twitter, The Group That Carries Music Everywhere They Go, Even To Places They're Not Supposed…, Japan, destroying bedtime one hour at a time, spotify, Minimalism and Ambience, Pixies Palace, i just want to dance!, This is not a Group, Independent Artists, Beautiful easy listening IDM, Genre Breakers, The Mothership of Electronic Music, Independent Artists III, best music, The Motherworld of New and Avant-Garde Music, BlipsAndBleeps, Stumbleupon Users, music addict, Multi-Genre Music Fans, Moominland, Music Discovery, those who just can't get enough of music, friends with completely different taste of music, Good Listener, Japan (as in the band Japan), Genius Loci, No Ordinary Music, people who wear watches on right hand, Intellectual Music, 1001 best songs of last century, Social Music Sites, ENTP, Last.fm has made me more whole, I love red colour, a place to be reasonable, Post Music, Music 2.0, The Group Group, Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums, I Like Shiny Things, Pixies Palace Park, Central Point: where artists and listeners meet, Ashes To Ashes, My Gang, newBlip, Extensive Musical Taste, i'm not anti-social, i just enjoy my music., For those who don't sleep enough due to staying up late at night for no apparent…, Addicted to Last.fm, Synesthesia, music is bigger than me, Next Big Things - NBTs, Post/Progressive/Experimental, Electronic Music, Synthpop, Scrobble for Spotify, Lounge, The Indie Bicycle, People who don't think japanese music is weird and have got an extraordinary…, People who believe that they can beat a MILLION plays before life beats them, Geek Music, We Love Weird Voices!, Open Minded Music Freaks, For people who cant go through a day without hearing a single song., Ethereal, Darkwave Music, The Eighties Habit, Tea Drinkers, brothers! sisters! small boats of fire are falling from the sky., The Indie Group, People who can't stop listening to music, New Romantics, Music for the head, Emotional Electronic, Addicted to electronic music, Insomniacs Against Bedtime, NO boundaries Music, People With A Great Taste In Music., Group Owners, Non-Elitist Electro and Gothic Music Fans, People who constantly have music on., For People Who Enjoy Music, Ghostly International, INFP, Pop is Love, I Listen To Everything, Freedom Of Music, A group for people who like beautiful music and beautiful books!, Real Indie, my friends don't like my music, We Want Freedom, Chez Musinum, Experimental Music, I have way to much music for my own good, La Avant-Garde, Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the like..., Hip-Hop, Noise, Experimental, and anything Crazy, Being in a lot of groups makes you hip, Deep Listening, Protest against the rising tide of conformity, Independent Artists II, The '80s Music Scene, Good Taste Only, I love Pizza, JAGJAGuwar, I don't care what you think about my music taste., it's about the music, not about the genre, 100000 Plays, Very Cunning Music for not so Cunning People, Independent Music, People who can enjoy ANY kind of music, People who like a new band or a new genre every week, Music saves my soul. ♥, Old People, New Music, Yes Im Awesome, One Group Fits All!, Experimental Pop, Light and Shadow, This Goop Only Consists To Halve The Blessed Dialectic, Maybe - Oh Myriad!, Real Journal Entries, the last.fm melting pot, The Music Chain III, radio kb7clx, Subscribers and their tag radio stations, TV-free, I Will Go Out of My Way To Step On That Crunchy-Looking Leaf, The Knitting Circle, 2000+ artists, StumbleUpon, StumbleUpon Last.fm, Art Rock, Heavenly Voices, Multiple Music Sites, UK Music Bloggers, Children of the 70's who still listen to lots of music., Music Nerds, United groups network, Debonair esprit, Music you want added to last.fm, Lyric appreciation society, 5000+ artists, The Library of Babel, Music for Insomniacs, The Group about Groups, Signs of the Zodiac - Scorpio, Writing is Art, 7000+ artists, Diversity Is Good!, Not Typical Music Recommendation, Puddlegum, The Motherworld of Popular Music, Night music, Indie Electronica, TASTE!, babble, Group Leaders, Contemporary Music, The Great Gathering, I like Daisy's, completely perfect taste in music, The Last.fm Diversity Revolution, Music Reviews and Reviewers, <3 Crochet <3, My track of the week, HUMANS ARE PEOPLE TOO!, Serious Music Critics, Old skool Dance music, Scorpius, Over 40, Streamable Track Wants

Commentaires

Voir les 4 commentaires
Ajouter un commentaire. Connectez-vous à Last.fm ou inscrivez-vous (c'est gratuit).