The Bowery Presents


Matthew Dear

Sun, March 25, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brooklyn Steel

Brooklyn, NY


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first a timeline,

band is here. Then as time passes and

you're making something while trying to be as many minds about it as possible minds or perspectives of however it is you talk to yourself about what you're doing as you're doing it and what it fits like with gestures before, yesterday, which may have been cancellations or additions to prior days and so on

forward or backward is what was meant there but moving on as who you're imagining imagines what what you're doing means how does this fit

who is going to like this ?do i like this? am i in charge of our story or am i making the same gestures in different ways t

meaning since it's hard to talk to your self, let alone other people,

you repeat yourself a note at different times which is what makes you being in a band an interesting practice you're all little parts of the sequence which is a larger story but it's how the little parts interact that's interesting about repetition and seeing this as a thing because you all have to sort come into agreement as to what sequence for the little parts and their feeling having been so construed together

Andrew says the entire project comes into focus “all of a sudden” the lines added up to one thing echoing another thing over here in that part over there the surest analogy is here is constellation story telling through connection as before it changes and there is comes together as it is coming together as something else which also makes sense if you talk about it a certain way as still coming like a person will sometimes for very long their lifetime even” the singer explains it as “weird thing” which Ben believes is more about “continuity” of “theme” a way to find their way through the muck like believing that you’re either “always wasting your time” or like talking about things that waste your and other’s people time or like reading this for example is like walking through much
Which so the actual timeline is first ideas and gestures toward ideas 2015 and then it’s all finished in 2017. Both members say it’s Little Dark Age, both members say it was as much the night time as it was about creating music that was as accessible as garage doors or a field
Matthew Dear
Matthew Dear
If you've followed Matthew Dear over the years, then you know he doesn't like to stay in one place for very long. Even as a primarily electronic artist in the early 2000s, Dear hopped from label to label, switched aliases often, and made everything from steely microhouse to harder Detroit techno. But his biggest departure was 2007's Asa Breed, the record where he stepped out from behind the decks and reached for the mic. Singing on tracks and leaning more heavily on song structure, he built strange hybrid music that had one foot in techno and the other in pop.

Dear's latest album, Black City, follows this path but pulls a pretty drastic shift in tone. Where Asa Breed was bubbly and squeaky and ultimately dancefloor-bound, this record is dark as night. The music brings to mind blown-out warehouses, desolate alleys, and seedy basement nightclubs; it's some real threatening, grimy shit. The production is as inventive and immersive as ever, but what separates this album from the last is that Dear mostly sticks with one theme all the way through. Asa Breed was all over the place at times, but this album has a cohesive thread to follow and smaller vignettes within it.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11222