Matthew Dear

Leave Luck To Heaven

After an assortment of 12” releases under his belt, Matthew Dear releases his debut full-length album, consisting of all-new material including the hit single “Dog Days”. Dear adds a pop element to his sleek minimal techno with the addition of lead vocals on several tracks.

Rolling Stone: “Dear infuses all the eroticism of house music without resporting to blunt force. The result is as invigorating a dance-floor record as has been heard all year.” Four stars.

The New York Times: “What separates him from the electro revival is a peculiar comination of geeky introversion and an old-fashioned backbeat he borrowed from swing. He’s creating his own claustrophobic jitterbug party.”

Entertainment Weekly: “Dear’s dark breakdowns and agitated rhythms are all his own, and they’re proof the underground remains an inspiring place to be.”

Pitchfork Media: ”...his most satisfying release to date and another techno-dub record that deftly straddles the line between home listening and the dancefloor.”

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-11
  • formats:
  • CD/2xLP/Digital
  • release date:
  • November 18, 2003
  • artwork by:
  • Mike Doyle
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1Nervous Laughter [Intro]
3Just Us Now
4The Crush
5But For You [Interlude]
6In Unbending
7Dog Days
8Huffing Stuff
9Reason And Responsibility
10You're Fucking Crazy
11It's Over Now
12Machete [Outro]
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