hile Matthew Dear’s releases as Audion, as False, and under his own name are many, the prolific producer’s output as Jabberjaw is relatively sparse. With only a 12” EP release (2003’s Girlfriend) on Perlon and a track on the label’s 2003 Superlongevity 3 compilation, Jabberjaw rarely rears his head—but when he does, everyone
listens. Jabberjaw’s 2009 release on Spectral Sound, the manic Garden of Eden EP, is Dear’s first Jabberjaw appearance on Spectral and his first in years. It was well worth the wait: The Garden of Eden is an exhilarating romp through Dear’s subconscious—which is, unsurprisingly, both a beautiful and scary place to spend one’s time.