Posted by: on June 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Matthew Dear, Beginning of the End: The Spectral Sound Singles (Spectral Sound/Ghostly International, 2008)

Listen: “Irreparably Dented”
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When he emerged in the early 2000s, Matthew Dear had as many aliases as he did electronic styles. But he proved adept at all of them, whether it was the screaming bloody sex techno of Audion, the studious blips of False, or the trailblazing jams of his early work for the Ghostly dancefloor offshoot Spectral, which are Read more

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Posted by: on May 30, 2008 at 11:00 am


The Chap, “Fun and Interesting” (Ghostly International, 2008)

This video isn’t so much of the latter part of the song title, particularly for those of us for whom working out isn’t the easiest tooth to pull. But as perhaps the most unlikely Ghostly signing in the history of the label, the Chap prove that their skewed, wildly-kiltered pop percolates with something that can only be called Read more

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