Matthew Dear, 'Asa Breed' (Ghostly International)

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Asa Breed
Critical Mass
Label: Ghostly International

by J Gabriel Boylan

Techno's earthy cousin microhouse is generally as unassuming as its name, but Michigan-based producer Matthew Dear infuses the snapping, beeping compositions of his second album with a sincere yearn, broadening the genre in the process. Dear's breathy, throaty voice has a stirring tunefulness that recalls TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe. Paired with downcast piano, guitar, and darkly funky rhythms, his enigmatic mantras and coded narratives (the album title nods to a Kurt Vonnegut character) deal in romantic desperation; but there's strange hope when he finally exclaims, "I've got to figure out love!"

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