Next year — next month, to be more specific — Matthew Dear follows up 2010’s excellent Black City LP with Headcage, a four-track EP recorded in Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room studio and due 1/17 via Ghostly. It features vocals from the Drums’ Jonny Pierce on a track, because Dear’s obviously a fan of that band. The EP’s title track features Matthew singing over a superb, churning polyrhythmic electro production by Fever Ray affiliates Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid, who sound like they took cues from “Shock The Monkey” and compressed its pulse into a minimal techno vamp. It is satisfying. Download it:
Matthew Dear – “Headcage”
Headcage is out 1/17 via Ghostly.