Matthew Dear

Irreparably Dented

“It’s OK, I know where I’m going”
So begins, the debut release from Ghostly International’s Spectral Sound imprint.

The first Ghostly/Spectral artist, Matthew Dear, unleashes a catchy tech-house cut that lopes and grooves with the best of them. Marrying a house influence to rolling techno, “Irreparably Dented” shows that Dear is an artist to watch well beyond his “Hands Up For Detroit” debut.

The B-side is a reconstructed version from LA’s David Alvarado (Ovum, Peacefrog) that chugs with carnal energy amidst big drums and extended distorted vocals. Tribal in attitude by techno by default, this is a well match plate for which discerning DJs may feast.

About Matthew Dear

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 So...check out Matthew Dear's page and other releases

  • Spectral Sound
  • SPC-01
  • formats:
  • 12"
  • release date:
  • January 1, 2000
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1Irreparably Dented
2 Irreparably Dented (David Alvarado reconstruction)
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