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M ss ng p eces in collaboration with Matthew Dear present the Beams album trailer. You will find a dancer, a poet, a trumpet player and mainstay Ghostly visual artist and designer Michael Cina painting Dear's portrait for the cover of Beams. This is the third time Matthew Dear and m ss ng p eces have joined forces. Pre-order Beams: http://www.theghostlystore.com/products/matthew-dear-beams The Americas pre-order: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/beams/id536424980 Rest of World pre-order: http://itunes.apple.com/preorder/beams-video-version/id545770024 Production Company: m ss ng p eces Concept by: Matthew Dear Executive Producer: Ari Kuschnir Creative Director: Ari Kuschnir Director of Photography: Dave Isern 2nd Camera: Filipp Penson 3rd Camera: Eric Epstein Color Correction: Adam McClelland Production Manager: Amber Schaefer Painter: Michael Cina Poet: Jason Charles Trumpet Player: Greg Paulus Dancer: Kiani Del Valle Photographer: Danny Scales / Philistine DSGN+ More details
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Matthew Dear's latest audio/video excursion combines the upbeat title track from his new 'Headcage EP' with mesmerizing abstraction from London-based director Morgan Beringer. The upbeat future-pop and signature Dear croon of "Headcage" meet shifting quasi-geological patterns, which eventually morph into hazy, near-perceptible flashes. Certainly a turn towards the light, following Dear's work for 2010's 'Black City.' 2012 will see a new full-length from Matthew. Concept/Directed by Morgan Beringer: http://vimeo.com/morganism Release info: http://ghostly.com/releases/headcage This video contains a shortened version of the original track "Headcage."+ More details
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He's had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he's made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical's Body Language. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he's just hitting his stride. Matthew Dear's 2003 full-length Ghostly debut, Leave Luck to Heaven, is a suite of sparse, wickedly funky house laced with Dear's deep, distinctive vocals, and includes the much-loved single "Dog Days" (voted one of Pitchfork's Top 100 Songs of the Decade). The record was met with rapturous acclaim from both the dance-music establishment and the critical press, including a four-star review in Rolling Stone. Dear's 2007 follow-up, Asa Breed, is a considerable departure from Heaven's dancefloor excursions, incorporating the polyrhythms of Afrobeat, the irreverent pop sensibilities of Brian Eno, and the austere beauty of Krautrock. More four-stars reviews followed (Q and Mojo magazines), and Dear subsequently began touring with a live three-piece band, Matthew Dear's Big Hands, in which he acted as frontman, commanding the stage with a Bryan Ferry-like swagger and a gentleman's grace. Today, Matthew Dear finds himself in a unique position. His fourth album, 2010's Black City, is the culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, a darkly playful sound-world that envelops the listener like the arms of a malevolent lover. After over a decade of exploring pop's outer limits, Matthew Dear now inhabits a rarefied corner of the musical universe: no longer tethered to any one genre, respected by his peers, and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy. Now is Matthew Dear's moment, and it sounds like nothing else.+ More details
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Listen and Purchase the 'Headcage' EP here: http://www.theghostlystore.com/collections/music/products/matthew-dear-headcage Guest Vocals by Jonny Pierce of The Drums Concept & Directed by Morgan Beringer (vimeo.com/morganism) Additional Source Photography by Toyin Timeyin This video contains a shortened version of the original track "In The Middle (I Met You There)."+ More details
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