New Music
12.12.2011, Words by Ruth Saxelby

Matthew Dear - Headcage

New York producer Matthew Dear sounds like he’s been taking tips from the Talking Heads school of percussion on the title track of forthcoming new EP ‘Headcage’ (download it below). Intakes of breath and flickering beats flow together to spell out funky patterns, building to a gravelly chorus that, funnily enough, recalls X-Press 2’s 2002 David Byrne-featuring chart hit Lazy. With Fever Ray and Glasser collaborators Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid on co-production duties, there’s a lovely circular motion to Headcage that makes welcoming it into your headspace a simple pleasure. ‘Headcage’ will follow Dear’s ‘Slow Dance’ EP released back in April this year, and acts as a precursor to new album ‘Beams’ due later in 2012.

Matthew Dear – Headcage by ghostly

Ghostly will release Matthew Dear’s ‘Headcage’ EP on 17th January 2012

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